HENSOLDT News

HENSOLDT’s Collision Warning Radar for UAVs/drones undergoes multiple successful tests

Renowned sensor solutions provider, HENSOLDT has successfully concluded flight tests with its collision avoidance radar system for UAVs. This sensor is intended to improve safety in both military and civilian air traffic. Detect-and-avoid radar system HENSOLDT has developed a demonstrator of a so-called detect-and-avoid radar system, which uses the latest radar technology to detect objects in the flight path of a UAV and to give early warning of any threat of collision following precise evalua...

HENSOLDT upgrades Eurofighter’s radar system to enhance its capabilities and survivability

The Eurofighter will be equipped with a new generation of radar which will enhance the aircraft’s capabilities and survivability. In the Euroradar consortium, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is pressing ahead with the development of the Eurofighter’s new Captor-E radar system. Following the successful acceptance test, HENSOLDT has now delivered the second antenna ready for series production to Leonardo UK in Edinburgh. This means that the production of the so-called e-scan an...

HENSOLDT presents Indian subsidiary as defence manufacturing hub at Defexpo India 2018

At Defexpo India 2018, the independent sensor solutions house HENSOLDT for the first time presents its newly founded Indian subsidiary HENSOLDT Pvt Ltd (“HENSOLDT India”). The new company based in Bengaluru is HENSOLDT’s local footprint and gateway to India and its surrounding region. This organisation has been setup to increase customer proximity and augment the product and technology cooperation with local public and private companies. Furthermore, the company will act as an...

HENSOLDT join Secure Elements GmbH to offer protection in cyber space

HENSOLDT, the independent sensor house, will also be using its expert knowledge in defence and security to protect IT systems. To this end, HENSOLDT, together with the cyber specialist Secure Elements GmbH, have founded a joint venture in Germany by the name of HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH. This new enterprise, which boasts the participation of, among other people, the cyber protection expert Sandro Gaycken, will develop security-hardened basic IT systems, which are virtually impervious to hacker attack...

HENSOLDT presents sensor technologies for surveillance and reconnaissance at Defence Services Asia 2018

HENSOLDT, a provider of sensors, will present its broad range of sensor technologies at Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. HENSOLDT has been formed from the security and defence electronics activities of Airbus and develops innovative products for reconnaissance and intelligence, the protection of soldiers and information superiority. “We bring together all the essential sensor technologies providing our customers with information superiority any time,” expla...

HENSOLDT to release innovative multi-mission airborne surveillance radar

HENSOLDT, an independent sensor house, is developing an innovative airborne multi-mission surveillance radar that will provide the armed forces and border protection authorities with unprecedented situational awareness and extremely short reaction times. The software-defined radar named PrecISRTM (derived from ‘precise’, pronunciation: ‘priˈsaiser’) translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor that...

HENSOLDT demonstrates Xpeller counter-UAV system designed to protect airports and critical infrastructure

As part of a major product demonstration on the Airbus airfield in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, HENSOLDT, an independent sensor house, provided proof of the excellent performance of its Xpeller counter-UAV system when it comes to protecting airports and critical infrastructure. Long-range detection and avoidance HENSOLDT demonstrated counter-UAV measures using a combination of radar, RF and optical sensors and a targeted jammer to representatives from the police, industrial companies, airport operato...

HENSOLDT Radar proves capability against asymmetric threats from UAVs

The SPEXER 2000 3D radar developed by HENSOLDT proved its excellent detection capabilities; in particular against asymmetric threats, on the occasion of two customer demonstrations under real operational conditions. “Powerful sensors are essential for protection against asymmetric attacks,” said HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller summing up the demonstration results. “Our SPEXER 2000 3D provided proof of its capabilities at a demonstrator level in a direct comparison with radar s...

HENSOLDT to present sensor portfolio and surveillance range at DSEi 2017

The newly formed sensor house HENSOLDT presents its broad range of sensor technologies at DSEi 2017. HENSOLDT has been formed from the security and defence electronics activities of Airbus and develops innovative products for reconnaissance and intelligence, the protection of soldiers and information superiority. “We bring together all the essential sensor technologies providing our customers with information superiority any time,” explained CEO Thomas Müller. “As Innovat...

HENSOLDT acquires security and maritime radar solution provider Kelvin Hughes

HENSOLDT, the new German sensor house, has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with UK private equity firm ECI and management to acquire the UK provider of security and maritime radar solutions Kelvin Hughes, London. The transaction is subject to anti-trust approvals and closing is expected in the third quarter of 2017. “Kelvin Hughes is highly successful in the marine and security markets, while HENSOLDT has a strong position in the higher-end military and surveillance radar domain”,...

HENSOLDT receives record order for Spexer 2000 ground surveillance radar from MENA region

The Spexer product family from HENSOLDT, the former electronics business unit of Airbus Defence and Space, is becoming a real export hit. Since the beginning of the year, HENSOLDT has received orders worth around 40 million euros for approximately 50 units of the Spexer 2000 ground surveillance radar from countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Spexer 2000 ground surveillance radar Thomas Müller, the CEO of HENSOLDT, explained: “Spexer 2000 is bas...

HENSOLDT to be given a holding structure to enable close proximity to market

The holding company will rest on two pillars, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH and HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH HENSOLDT, the newly founded sensor house, will be given a holding structure enabling close proximity to the market, which will be headed by a new management team. Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH The company, which was formed from Airbus defence electronics activities and a majority stake in which was sold to the US financial investor KKR on 1 March 2017, will p...