Saab has received a SEK4.5bn ($666m) contract from the Swedish Ministry of Defence to supply an airborne surveillance system for the country’s air force.

Under the contract, Saab will deliver its 2000 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system, which includes a 2000 aircraft equipped with the advanced Erieye radar system.

The contract will also include ground equipment as well as logistics and support services.

The AEW&C system, in combination with ground equipment, will provide detailed pictures of situations such as border surveillance and rescue operations as well as in combating terrorism and organised crime.

Saab provided the initial Erieye radar system in a Saab 340 aircraft to the Swedish Air Force.