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Dubai 2021: Hensoldt Showcases Airborne Sensor Solutions

Surveillance, IFF and C-UAS Systems on Show

At the Dubai Airshow 2021, starting on 14 November, Hensoldt will focus on its broad range of sensor technologies for various airborne platforms, including helicopters, aircraft and UAS.

Among them will be the airborne multi-mission surveillance radar PrecISR, alongside other sensors such as the ARGOS II electro-optical gimbal, which can be seamlessly integrated into the new XPLORER Mission System.

Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are protected by the Airborne Missile Protection Suite (AMPS), whilst the KALAETRON modular EW system provides warning against radar threats, but can also be used for strategic SIGINT in an enhanced configuration. Also on display will be Hensoldt’s Mode 5-capable IFF portfolio, together with avionics equipment such as crash recorders and tactical datalinks.

The XPELLER counter-UAS solution offers 24/7 protection from illicit intrusions of UAS over critical areas – even at long ranges. The system is highly modular and combines numerous sensors (radar, electro-optics, direction finders) and target neutralisation effectors such as jammers and drone catchers through a single C2 system.

HENSOLDT will also highlight the TWINVIS passive radar, which allows an airspace to be monitored over a radius of up to 250km without itself emitting radar signals. Mobile, and unobtrusively integrated into a small van or off-road vehicle, this radar’s possible uses are almost unlimited.

A virtual reality application on display will show operational scenarios from the Hensoldt portfolio, including ground-based air defence (GBAD) and air traffic management (ATM) solutions. The GBAD simulation features the TRML4-D multi-functional air surveillance and target acquisition radar, while the ATM solution includes the ASR-NG air traffic control radar, the MSSR 2000 ID secondary radar, TWINVIS and XPELLER for glide path and airport perimeter surveillance and drone defence.


On display will be a wide array of sensor solutions for multiple applications. (Image: Hensoldt)

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