Thales and Saab have no formally handed the first Erieye airborne early warning and control system to the Greek air force.
The ceremony took place on February 12 took place at the Elefsis air base where the 112 Combat Wing is based.
Greece is buying the Erieye radar and mission system installed on an Embraer 145. Greece signed a contract for four such systems in 1999. Saab provides the radar, with Thales in charge of much of the mission suite.
There are still some questions about when the Erieye systems will actually become operational in Greece, however.
Erieye has now been sold to Sweden, Brazil, Mexico and Pakistan. The latter customer has not yet taken delivery of the system.
[Photos: Dimitris Koumaras]