Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is vigorously pushing ahead with the development of a collision warning system for civil and military drones: after the radar sensor as the core element of a collision warning system was already successfully tested in flight as part of the ProSA-n (military) and KoKo2 (civil) study programmes, work on the software required for interaction with an autopilot is well advanced. As early as this summer, a demonstrator of the collision warning system is to prove in-flight tests that the sensor performance and the software-supported avoidance logic correspond correctly with the autopilot. Demonstration of autonomous flying in summer "We have progressed faster than expected with our 'Detect & Avoid' radar," says Erwin Paulus, Head of HENSOLDT's Radar Division. "In the meantime, the complete functional chain from detection and classification to the initiation of avoidance manoeuvres is working so reliably that we are sure we will be able to demonstrate a basic system for autonomous flying in the summer." For use in military and civilian drones HENSOLDT's "detect-and-avoid" radar uses the latest Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technology Since the beginning of the year, HENSOLDT has also been involved in the EUDAAS (= European Detect and Avoid System) programme, in which several European companies are developing a concept for bringing large military medium altitude/long endurance (MALE) drones, such as the Eurodrone recently released by the German parliament, into European airspace. HENSOLDT's "detect-and-avoid" radar uses the latest Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technology, which allows multiple detection tasks to be performed simultaneously and enables very rapid target detection. The scalable radar can be used in large military drones as well as on-board smaller civilian drones. Radar manufacturers HENSOLDT is one of the leading radar manufacturers in Europe. For the production of the high-frequency components required for the AESA technology, the company operates one of the largest clean room production facilities in Europe at its Ulm site. Its radars and radar components are used on aircraft, satellites, ships and in-ground systems. Among the platforms equipped with them are the Eurofighter fighter aircraft, the TanDEM-X satellites, the US Navy's littoral combat ships and the frigates of the German Navy. In addition, HENSOLDT supplies air traffic control radars and transponders to air traffic control authorities and armed forces around the world.
Raytheon Company (RTN) and German sensor specialist HENSOLDT, both globally renowned air traffic radar providers, are on path to provide two European customers integrated air surveillance radars that combine HENSOLDT’s next-generation primary airport surveillance radar (ASR-NG) and Raytheon’s Mode S monopulse secondary surveillance radar (Condor Mk 3). World Air Traffic Management Congress 2019 As reported by both companies at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress 2019 in Madrid, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will receive one system that will provide both advanced air traffic control and wind-farm interference mitigation at De Kooy airfield. Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), the German air navigation service provider, will receive three systems to replace aging radars as part of the country’s air traffic control modernisation efforts. Jointly, both companies intend to offer high-performance ATC solutions to customers worldwide The contracts demonstrate the success of a cooperation agreement Raytheon and HENSOLDT signed only one year ago. Jointly, both companies intend to offer high-performance ATC solutions to customers worldwide as well as services and enhancements to the installed base of the ASR-11 digital air surveillance radar in the US. Advanced air traffic control system “Our goal is to make the global airspace safer by creating the world’s most advanced air traffic control system,” said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Navigation, Weather and Services. “HENSOLDT’s primary radar provides almost four times the volume coverage when compared to others, and that’s something our customers want.” Together, HENSOLDT and Raytheon bring to market over a century of combined experience in global air traffic control solutions. As a radar specialist we have a track record of numerous successful ATC programmes" “As a radar specialist we have a track record of numerous successful ATC programmes”, states Erwin Paulus, head of Radar/IFF at HENSOLDT. “Together with Raytheon we are able to offer customers very attractive systems solutions”. Air traffic control and identification solutions HENSOLDT supplies customers all over the world with air traffic control and identification solutions for military and civilian applications. Amongst others, the company has equipped the German Armed Forces’ airfields with the ASR-S (Airport Surveillance Radar, S-Band) airport surveillance radar and is delivering a complete approach control system for the military airfields in Switzerland. HENSOLDT’s ATC radars are under contract by Australia, Canada, the UK Austria and Portugal.
HENSOLDT will provide leading edge technology solutions to armed forces and security agencies Following the closing of the transaction between Airbus Group SE and KKR, an investment firm, a new European defence company headquartered in Germany, HENSOLDT, has been launched. The new company employs 4000 highly qualified staff, about 3400 in Germany and 600 in South Africa. The main industrial sites are Taufkirchen/Munich, Ulm, Friedrichshafen, and Oberkochen in Germany and Pretoria in South Africa. A dedicated representative office in Berlin has been established and several offices represent the new enterprise in countries like India, US, Chile, Brazil, South Korea and Spain. Members of Executive Committee The new company, headquartered in Taufkirchen close to Munich, will be led by an Executive Committee comprising CEO, Thomas Müller; Head of HR, Peter Fieser; Head of Finance, Axel Salzmann; and Head of Operations, Peter Schlote. Further members of the Executive Committee are Head of Electronic Warfare/Situational Awareness, Uwe Virkus; Head of Radar/IFF/Data links, Erwin Paulus, Head of Optronics, Andreas Hülle; Head of Sales & Marketing, Sabine K. Hipp, Head of Strategic Business Development, Celia Pelaz; and General Counsel, Solms U. Wittig. The HENSOLDT brand derives from Moritz Carl Hensoldt (1821-1903), a German pioneer of optics and precision mechanics who developed benchmark technology solutions and products in his field. The name HENSOLDT stands for premium solutions, combining excellence, innovation, and efficiency. Key product lines HENSOLDT will provide leading edge technology solutions to armed forces and security agencies. Firmly grounded in its three product lines—Optronics, Radar/IFF/Datalink, and Electronic Warfare/Situational Awareness—the company offers sensor solutions for air, sea, and land applications. This includes the protection of critical infrastructures, air defence, airborne self-protection, vehicle and convoy protection, signal intelligence and data links, as well as night vision, thermal imaging, laser rangefinding, and optronic targeting. Furthermore, the portfolio comprises mission avionics equipment, such as computers, mission planning devices, and situational awareness systems for helicopters.PUMA and LEOPARD II armoured vehicles HENSOLDT employs 4000 highly qualified staff, about 3400 in Germany and 600 in South Africa HENSOLDT is a key contributor to major European defence acquisition programs and has demonstrated its global reach by winning a number of international contracts. Among the most prominent air and space platforms equipped by HENSOLDT are the F-16, Eurofighter, Gripen and Rafale combat aircraft, the Tandem-X and EDRS-A satellites, the A400M transport aircraft, as well as helicopters of various types. Furthermore, the company provides mission-critical equipment to the PUMA and LEOPARD II armoured vehicles, the class 212 and 209 submarines, the US Navy Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship and the German Navy F125 frigate. HENSOLDT’s sights and night vision optics have also been chosen for the German Future Soldier Programme Infanterist der Zukunft. XPeller counter-UAV system Innovation is deeply embedded in HENSOLDT’s DNA. Leading-edge solutions like the modular counter-UAV system XPeller, that protects critical infrastructures against drones and the passive radar system that provides a common air picture without any active emission stand proof of HENSOLDT’s highly advanced technologies. In addition, HENSOLDT advances a number of strategic technologies defined by the German government which are well equipped for a prominent role in future programs like TLVS, MKS-180, Eurofighter AESA radar, the Heavy Transport Helicopter and airborne SIGINT.