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Hensoldt Expands XPELLER CUAV Product Family

Collaboration with Sqarehead Technology

Hensoldt has recently entered into a collaboration in the area of counter-UAV with sensor provider Squarehead Technology AS, from Oslo, Norway. At Xponential, the company signed a collaboration agreement with Squarehead, which adds its Discovair acoustic sensor to Hensoldt’s XPELLER counter-UAV portfolio.

“Together with our partners, we have created a modular counter-UAV system which is extremely effective,” Thomas Müller, CEO of Hensoldt, said. “XPELLER demonstrates Hensoldt’s innovative capabilities, answering our customer’s needs to detect and protect from new threats. Due to its versatility, XPELLER is able to offer maximum protection under a variety of conditions and ranges.”

“We are excited to see how well our sensor is received by the integrator industry, and are very sure Hensoldt’s integrated system will benefit greatly from the use of it. The collaboration is a major sensor-fusion combined effort, proving that acoustics will remain a cornerstone of the drone detection industry – with our unique sensor array at the heart of it,” Stig Nyvold (CEO) of Squarehead Technology, added.

The modular XPELLER product family consists of Hensoldt’s own products – radars, infrared cameras and long-range jammers – and close-in RF detectors from Danish partner company MyDefence. With Discovair, the acoustic signature of drones can be used to detect and track such threats with a high grade of certainty up to a distance of several hundred metre, the companies say.

This is being showcased at Xponential at KBHCC, at the Danish Pavilion, booth 2315, or at the stand of Hensoldt‘s partner company MyDefence.

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