Saab Erieye operational service GreeceErieye officially introduced in Greece
Griechenland stellt neues Frühwarnflugzeug in Dienst <br /> The Saab Airborne Early Warning and Control radar Erieye was officially introduced into operational service by the Hellenic Air Force on 12 February 2009 . The ceremony, including a fly-by formation, was held at the 112 Combat Wing at the Elefsis Air Forces Base.
In 1999 Saab Microwave Systems (at that time Ericsson Microwave Systems) signed a contract with the Hellenic Armed Forces to provide four Erieye AEW&C systems with Embraer 145 aircraft as platform. The fully NATO interoperable Erieye AEW&C systems for the Hellenic Armed Forces (HAF) provide situation awareness of borders and economic zones over both land and sea.
“The Hellenic Air Forces has been a very demanding customer but always acted in a spirit of openness and fairness. We have listened and also taken HAF's views into account in the implementation programme. This spirit of co-operation has led to that HAF now can take into service a vital new asset in the defence of the Hellenic republic. A system that everyone that has participated in the program shall be proud of”, said Kenth Börjesson, Saab Sales Director Southern Europe.