The United Arab Emirates’ armed forces said they will buy two Saab 340 early warning aircraft in a deal worth €148.3 million.
The UAE armed forces, which have also purchased 25 training aircraft from Switzerland’s Pilatus, made the announcement at the Dubai Air Show.
The Saab contract includes aircraft, associated systems and providing air crews.
The first aircraft is expected to be imported in the third quarter of 2010 and the second in the first quarter of 2011.
The UAE contract with Pilatus includes training simulators, with systems and services to train and qualify pilots. Deliveries are slated from the fourth quarter of 2011 up to the first quarter of 2012.
The planes will be used for basic combat and operational training.