Latest radar and multi-sensor products showcased
Hensoldt, a leading independent sensor solutions supplier, is presenting its wide range of sensor technologies at this year’s IDEX in Abu Dhabi. For the first time, Hensoldt presents its newly developed PrecISR airborne multifunction radar, as well as the extended portfolio of its Xpeller counter-UAV system. Hensoldt can be found at IDEX in Hall 9, booth B-18.
“We are interconnecting all essential sensor technologies to provide our customers with information superiority at any time,” said Hensoldt CEO Thomas Müller. “We thus create the basis for decisions of political leaders and military commanders, while also contributing to the success of a mission and protecting soldiers in operations.”
The software-defined airborne radar named PrecISR (derived from ‘precise’, pronunciation: ‘pri’saiser’) translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scaleable high-performance sensor, which can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircraft. Its precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking or illicit intrusion.
Together with this airborne radar, Hensoldt is displaying its latest developments in land-based and naval radar. The TRML-4D is a land-based multifunctional radar ensuring rapid detection and tracking of approximately 1,500 targets in a radius of up to 250km and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometres. It uses the latest AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar technology, which enables the acquisition of targets after just one rotation of the antenna, thus improving the response time and hit probability.
The naval radar TRS-4D belongs to the same product family. It is designed to support anti-air and anti-surface operations. Its rotating antenna combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to achieve fast generation of target tracks. TRS-4D is available both in a rotating variant and another with four fixed arrays. The rotating variant is currently being installed onboard the US Navy’s FREEDOM-class Littoral Combat Ships while the non-rotator is delivered to the German Navy’s F125 frigates. It comes together with the SharpEye naval radar which provides the world’s navies and coast guards with surface search, navigation and helicopter control capabilities.
Furthermore, Hensoldt is presenting its TwInvis passive radar which analyses the echoes of signals from radio or TV stations so as to create a recognised air picture (RAP) within a radius of more than 200km in real time. Another exhibit to be seen is the Xpeller counter-UAV system, whose mission is to detect small drones so as to protect critical infrastructure, large events or military facilities. In addition, Hensoldt shows its ARGOS-II HD multi-sensor system to be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from the air. It can be equipped with high resolution HD infrared and daylight cameras as well as with laser rangefinders and laser designators.
The MILDS (Missile Launch Detection System) self-protection sensor for helicopters and wide-body aircraft detects attacking missiles and initiates countermeasures. It is a passive imaging sensor detecting the UV radiation signature of approaching missiles. It enhances considerably the protection against anti-aircraft missiles such as shoulder-fired infrared-guided missiles. It has proven itself in operational use as the standard missile warning device on helicopters and transport/mission aircraft world-wide, including Tiger, NH90, CH-53, CH-47 and C-130.