Taufkirchen/Germany, 12 July 2023 – Sensor specialist HENSOLDT is supplying six high-performance radars to the German Armed Forces as part of Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM air defence system. As part of an order from Diehl Defence worth a three-digit million euro sum, the first system is to be delivered to the Bundeswehr next year.
Thomas Müller, CEO of HENSOLDT, said: “This order closes a capability gap of the Bundeswehr and at the same time marks the start of the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI). Together with our partners Diehl and Airbus, we are thus strengthening national and alliance defence.”
TRML-4D uses the latest digital radar technology. It is capable of detecting, tracking and classifying different types of aerial targets. A focus is on small, fast and low-flying and/or manoeuvring cruise missiles as well as aircraft and helicopters. It ensures the rapid detection and tracking of about 1,500 targets in a radius of up to 250 km. Several systems are under contract to equip the Ukrainian air defence.
The joint solutions of Diehl Defence, Airbus and HENSOLDT are fully compatible with NATO’s integrated air defence architecture and have proven their interoperability.
HENSOLDT has decades of experience in air defence radar systems and actively drives the further development of key technologies in this field. In addition to the TRML-4D multifunction radar, the company’s portfolio also includes the Twinvis passive radar, the Spexer product family and radars for securing ship and air traffic. HENSOLDT supplies radars for the German Navy’s new frigates and corvettes, for surveillance of German airspace and for approach control at Bundeswehr airfields, among others.
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