Developments in Radar, EW, Optronics & Situational Awareness
The newly formed sensor house Hensoldt presents its broad range of sensor technologies at DSEi 2017, #S6-315.
“We bring together all the essential sensor technologies providing our customers with information superiority any time,” explains CEO Thomas Müller. “As Innovation is part of our DNA, we have named our new company after Moritz Carl Hensoldt, who revolutionised optics and precision engineering in his time.”
At DSEi, Hensoldt presents its latest developments in the area of radar, electronic warfare, optronics and situational awareness. In the field of IFF, Hensoldt reveals parts of its latest “Mode 5” equipment, which is part of a €230 million contract won together with Leonardo from the UK MOD. As “Team Skytale” Hensoldt and Leonardo will upgrade the IFF equipment of more than 450 of the UK’s operational aircraft, naval vessels and air defence systems to the latest “Mode 5” standard.
Hensoldt’s presentation also includes the ASR, the most powerful airport surveillance radar in the world, the TRS-4D naval radar system, which is at present being installed on the new German Navy frigates and the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship, and the MILDS missile warning sensor, which is the leading warning sensor for helicopters and wide-body aircraft in the world. The Xpeller C-UAV system is able to reliably detect small drones at various distances, thus protecting critical infrastructures, large events or military installations.
Furthermore, Hensoldt displays its EO Targeting System EOTS II offering a choice of different day vision zoom cameras, including even a short-wave IR (SWIR) option. The driver sight system SPECTUS II features a low light level TV camera (LLLTV) with an image quality at night almost paralleling that of a residual light amplifier. The ARGOS-II HD A1 multi-sensor system for airborne ISR missions which can be fitted with High Definition (HD) IR and daylight cameras as well as laser rangefinders and laser illuminators. The LEO-III HD is the new generation airborne observation system with HD sensors and video outputs setting new standards in the law enforcement and paramilitary reconnaissance applications.
Also on display is Sferion, one of the most advanced pilot assistance systems, which protects helicopters in restricted visibility conditions and prevents the most significant causes of non-hostile losses.
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