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Saab 2000 MPA

The Saab 2000 MPA is a multi-role airborne surveillance platform for Maritime Domain Awareness. It offers Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, ISR, maritime patrol and enforcement options either working alone or together with other assets and that ensures command of the maritime arena. With a maximum endurance in excess of 9 hours and a maximum range in excess of 2 000 nm. The Saab 2000 MPA is equipped with advanced sensors for detecting, classifying and identifying surface and subsurface targets.

The Saab 2000 MPA encompasses all the key ingredients of a successful MPA. Long range, long endurance, fast transit time, high dash speed and long time on station. With 350 knot (TAS) high-speed dash capability the aircraft can arrive on an incident quickly and stay on station for extended periods of time providing continuous surveillance coordination and communication. The perfect mix of airframe, engine, sensors and C4I capability.

  • High quality 360 maritime surveillance radar
  • High quality multi mode electro-optical sensor
  • Advanced C4I Mission System
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Identify Friend of Foe (IFF)
  • Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
  • Self-Protection System (SPS)
  • SATCOM and data link solutions

A typical mission calls for a position 200 NM to EEZ, patrol at 2,000 ft for 5.5 hours and reposition 200 NM back to base, hold fuel for 45 minutes holding and alternate fuel for 100 NM diversion.

In January 2011 Swedish defense major Saab confirmed to India Defence ( that the SAAB 340 Maritime Security Aircraft and the SAAB 2000 Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft have been offered to the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy respectively. According to Inderjit Sial, Saab's Country Head for India, "We have already made a presentation to Coast Guard for SAAB 340 Maritime Security Aircraft as a contender for Mid-Tier Maritime Patrol (MTMP) aircraft program and are waiting for further updates from them. We have offered SAAB 2000 MPA to Indian Navy under medium-range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) program."

Max endurance > 9.5 hours
Max range > 2,000 NM
Time on station (at 200 NM EEZ) 5.5 hours
Time to climb 20,000 ft 10 min
Max cruise speed 350 knots (TAS)
Patrol speed 160 knots (IAS)
Takeoff distance 1,300 m
Service ceiling 31,000 ft
assumptionsISA standard atmosphere, sea level airfield, nil wind.

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