PICTURE: Saab unveils C-295 Erieye concept

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Saab has unveiled a scale model of EADS Casa's C-295 tactical transport equipped with a Saab Microwave Systems Erieye airborne early warning and control radar.

"Some preliminary studies into the possibility of installing the Erieye on both the C-295 and ATR aircraft have been made," says the Swedish manufacturer, which first revealed plans to integrate the surveillance system on a high-wing aircraft design during July's Farnborough air show.

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The company, which has previously produced Erieye systems based on the Saab 340 and Saab 2000 turboprops, says it will assess the level of interest in the new concept from a number of potential customers, including Poland.

Additional reporting by Grzegorz Sobczak