PAF Receives its First Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft
ISLAMABAD, 08 DECEMBER, 2009:- PAF today received first of its four Saab-2000 Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft from Sweden. The aircraft landed at one of the PAF’s Main Operating Bases, marking achievement of a major milestone in the overall modernization plan of PAF.
With the induction of Swedish AEW&C system, PAF has become one of the few air forces in the world to have Airborne Early Warning capability. Besides detection of High and Medium altitude flying aircraft, this state-of-the-art system is also capable of detecting low level flying objects over land & sea at extended ranges; the system is capable of picking even the surface targets over the sea. By virtue of these features, PAF would be able to boost its operational capability manifold by achieving requisite early warning for efficient & meaningful Air Defence of its airspace.