New modular SIGINT system for aircraft and UAVs covers enormous bandwidth
At Paris Air Show, Hensoldt introduced a fully integrated signals intelligence (SIGINT) system named KALAETRON Integral, enabling the detection of communications and radar signals in an unprecedented bandwidth by the same hardware, the company states. KALAETRON Integral, part of the company’s KALAETRON electronic warfare product family, is presented to the public for the first time this week at Paris Airshow.
“With KALAETRON Integral we are giving an answer to the challenges SIGINT systems are facing,” said Celia Pelaz, Head of Spectrum Dominance/Airborne Solutions. “Communications and radar frequency bands are merging more and more, so that SIGINT systems need to to cover large bandwidths and to distinguish different types of signals with utmost precision.”
Due to its fully digital design,KALAETRON Integral detects emitters incredibly quickly over an extremely wide frequency range from 40MB to 40 gigabites. By means of automated resource allocation and software-defined tasks, communications and radar signals can be monitored by the same hardware, i.e. Kalaetron Integral fulfills missions which currently require the deployment of several specific COMINT and ELINT systems. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify new threat patterns from a huge amount of collected raw data and establishes a comprehensive situation picture in near-realtime.