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The Saab 340 AEW&C "1996"

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The Saab 340 AEW&C

The Saab 340 AEW&C is a Swedish airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft; a variant of the Saab 340 aircraft is designated S 100B Argus by the Swedish Air Force.

Six S 100B Argus aircraft were produced for the Swedish Air Force, four of which are permanently equipped with the Erieye active electronically scanned array (AESA) early warning radar and two fitted for transport missions during peacetime.

Two modified planes were loaned to Greece prior to the delivery of EMB-145 Erieye systems, which commenced in 2003

Design

In July 2006, Saab was awarded a contract to upgrade two of the Swedish Air Force’s S 100B aircraft for surveillance missions and for deployment in multi-national operations. The upgraded Saab 340 AEW-300 aircraft, are planned to enter service by 2009.

In November 2007, Thailand announced the intention to buy two S 100B AEW aircraft from the Swedish Air Force.

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340 AEW&C

Role AEWCS aircraft
National origin Sweden
Manufacturer Saab AB
First flight 1994
Introduction 1997
Status Active
Primary users
Swedish Air Force
Pakistan Air Force
Royal Thai Air Force
United Arab Emirates Air Force
Produced 1994-1999
Number built 12
Developed from Saab 340

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Saab 340/S100 Argus "AEWCS"

Variants

Saab 340B AEW / S 100B Argus
(FSR-890) Erieye, for the Thai Air Force.
Saab 340B AEW-200
(IS-340) Erieye
Saab 340B AEW-300 / S 100D Argus
(ASC-890) Erieye

 

Saab 340 AEW&C"1996": Specifications

  • General characteristics

    Crew: 6
  • Length: 20.57 m (67 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 21.44 m (70 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 6.97 m (22 ft 10 in)
  • Emptyweight: 10,300 kg (22,707 lb) 
  • Gross weight: 13,155 kg (29,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-9B , 1,390 kW (1,870 hp) each
  • Performance

    • Endurance: 5+ hours
    • Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)

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