Latest developments in radar, electronic warfare, optronics & situation awareness
Hensoldt presents its broad range of sensor technologies on stand No. J 77. Hensoldt has been formed from the security and defence electronics activities of Airbus and develops innovative products for reconnaissance and intelligence, the protection of soldiers and information superiority.
“As a sensor solutions provider we make the most of the fusion of different sensor technologies to give our customers superior situation awareness,” Hensoldt CEO Thomas Müller, explained before the show. “Gathering reliable information over the whole signal spectrum is at the basis of sound decision making and finally protecting our citizens’ lives.”
At Singapore Airshow, Hensoldt presents its latest developments in the area of radar, electronic warfare, optronics and situational awareness. The company displays its next generation airport surveillance radar ASR NG, one of the most powerful sensors for military and civil air traffic control. Hensoldt supplies customers all over the world with air traffic control and identification systems for military and civilian applications. The company received orders for a complete approach control system for the Swiss Air Force as well as for different versions of the ASR to be supplied to Germany, UK, Australia and Canada.
When asked, where Hensoldt is active in the ASPAC region, the new Hensoldt General Manager APAC Sales, Nathan Manzi, responded: “Hensoldt and its predecessor companies, as well as Kelvin Hughes, are well-known sensor suppliers in the region having delivered naval and land-based radars, self-protection systems, air traffic control equipment and optronic devices to all countries, most recently to customers in India, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and the Philippines. We have recently founded a legal entity in India – Hensoldt pvt ltd – and we are cooperating closely with companies in the region, e.g. in India and Korea, so that I can proudly say that we have close relations to customers across the whole region.“
Also prompted on which products is the ASPAC customer most interested in, Mr. Manzi told MONS: “In general, we see urgent needs in all applications which create situational awareness. To mention only a few examples, this refers to areas such as surveillance of borders and coastlines, countering UAVs, protect aircraft against missile attacks, identification friend-or-foe and air traffic control. These requirements can be fulfilled from our broad portfolio of radars, optronic devices and self-protection systems.“
For this, the company brought to Singapore: excellent detection capabilities within the TRML-3D mobile air defence radar, which is in service, among other countries, in Malaysia; the protection of helicopters, wide-body and fighter aircraft, with the main purpose of the portfolio of self-protection devices including the MILDS and MILDS F missile approach warners and the self-protection suite AMPS; the Xpeller Counter-UAV (CUAV) system, able to reliably detect small drones at various distances, thus protecting critical infrastructures, large events or military installations. The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar, camera and radio frequency detectors as well as direction finders and jammers.
In the area of optronics, Hensoldt displays its ARGOS-II HD A1 multi-sensor system for airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which can be fitted with High Definition (HD) infrared and daylight cameras as well as laser rangefinders and laser illuminators. On display is also the GOSHAWK II airborne observation system providing stabilised images from UAVs, light aircraft or helicopters.