GlobalEye - Airborne Early Warning & Control Solution
Ensuring national and international territorial integrity and security in today's complex and shifting threat environments has become more and more challenging. The pace of modern conflicts is high and accelerates demands on decision-makers at all levels.
Today’s threats are often multi-domain, which usually require coordinated efforts from several different arms, sometimes also together with units from other countries, or in a mix of civilian and military resources. In critical situations, you therefore need to be able to control all dimensions of the threat and quickly create optimal situational awareness and decision support. To do so you need the ability to exchange real-time information between all own forces involved.
Strategic national asset
Regardless of operating during peacetime, in crisis or maybe even at full conflict – having Saab’s Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) solution GlobalEye is key to success since it provides a great advantage to any nation protecting its national and territorial integrity. GlobalEye can work alone or be easily integrated with other national assets.
The core of GlobalEye and the basis of its ability to provide cross-domain exchange and connectivity, is founded primarily on two things. The first is a powerful command and control system for multi-domain surveillance and real-time information. The second is a range of both active and passive sensors capable of handling all threats, in every domain – anything from electronic warfare threats to hypersonic missiles, stealth fighters and small, slow and low flying objects.
When joint forces act together it is not only different people and units that are involved. It also means that many different systems and systems-of-systems must work together – everything from communications and sensor systems to weapons and command and control systems. The key for creating such an information advantage in multi-domain operations is to allow all forces involved to integrate their information and sensor data into a common network and a common picture.
The AEW&C solution creates, maintains and continuously updates the air, sea and ground situational pictures and share them with friendly forces. This means that sensors and assets can share information and situational pictures effectively and rapidly, and even act on target data from another asset.
Airborne ultra-long range sensor system
As a command centre, the true strength of GlobalEye becomes evident when all multi-domain produced information is uploaded, combined and fused. The massive amount of data managed by GlobalEye need to be processed quickly and efficiently to enable instant identification of patterns and deviations that may affect the course of events. AI-functionality and machine learning allow for powerful real-time data analysis and constitute a strong complement to the intelligence that is built into the command-and-control system.
The connectivity across all the domains creates unique tactical, operational and strategic benefits, providing commanders with powerful decision support and enabling them to establish and share a trusted, consistent and real-time recognized situational picture. It is important for decision makers to have the correct and timely information rather than every single detail. At an operational altitude of more than 35.000 feet, the airborne multi-domain solution can detect, identify and track very large amounts of different objects and signals at distances of up 550 km. GlobalEye is the only AEW&C solution on the market today that can provide long-range air, sea and land surveillance in real-time from a single platform. As an airborne ultra-long range sensor system, GlobalEye can warn and command other sensors in the network and through this extend the time for planning and implementation of countermeasures.
With ever faster and advanced technology development and a reality that becomes more complex every day, keeping a modern AEW&C solution up to date is usually a big challenge. Being designed with fully software defined capabilities GlobalEye can therefore be continuously added with new functionalities and stay both relevant and modern over a long period of time.
Keeping people and society safe
GlobalEye is designed to carry out both civilian and military tasks, also in joint operation scenarios. It goes without saying that it is more effective to gather all these capabilities in one and the same solution to meet security challenges in a world where threat scenarios are continuously changing and the line between military and civilian challenges and threats is no longer as clear. Predicting the nature and scope of future conflicts and security challenges is extremely difficult. To safeguard people and nations under such conditions, you need the ability to provide persistent early warning and timely trusted information over all domains.