Saab S100B AEW&C

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Saab S100B AEW&C
Saab S100B.jpg
Role AEW&C aircraft
Origin Skandinavia
Manufacturer Saab
First flight 1995
Introduction 1997
Status Active service
Primary users Skandinavia, Pakistan, Thailand, Baltic Federation, Belgium, Ireland
Number built 46 as of December 2015
Unit cost US$50-65 million (export price)

The S100B was the first AEW&C aircraft produced domestically for the Luftforsvaret. It was manufactured by Saab from the civil model S340. They are permanently equipped with the Erieye active electronically scanned array (AESA) early warning radar.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • General characteristics
    • Crew: 6
    • Length: 20.57 m (67 ft 5 27/32 in)
    • Wingspan: 21.44 m (70 ft 4 3/32 in)
    • Height: 6.97 m (22 ft 10 13/32 in)
    • Empty weight: 10300[11] kg (22707 lb)
    • Gross weight: 13155 kg (29001.8 lb) each
  • Performance
    • Endurance: 5+[11] hours
    • Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)