08 Februari 2011
Saab 340 AEW Erieye (all photos : Phairat Tonguthaisri- TAF)
After decades of trying, last month in December 2010 the early warning plane Saab 340 AEW and Saab 340B model transport aircraft was landing at Wing 7 Surat Thani.
This is one of history's new Royal Thai Air Force because the Saab 340 AEW became the first pre-warning aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force, and the Royal Thai Air Force is just one of the two Southeast Asian nation of Singapore Air Force aircraft, ordered the advance early warning.
Saab 340 AEW is a virtual eye on the sky to the Royal Thai Air Force, and the army of other Thai military with the ability to detect the radar system Erieye installed on the fuselage, which provides a radius of detection beyond 350 miles to make it able to detect the target and the target in the air on the surface and on the ground, such as aircraft, unmanned aircraft, ship or ground units, and can detect targets more than one thousand simultaneous targets.
The Saab 340 AEW can also send the information to be detected within the immediate unit commander. The commander can see the movement of the battle fully and timely.
On the afternoon of February 8 during a visit to the availability of operational and arrangements authorized fighter a Gripen's Wing 7 Surat Thani TAF have the opportunity to monitor and record Saab 340 AEW during practice mission in the sky. We captured some opportunity to leave all of you.