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EO/IR Special Report: Hensoldt expands Asia footprint

20th February 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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When Airbus Group took the decision to concentrate on its core aviation-related business lines, a number of divisions were cut free to fend for themselves. 

One part of the European giant that is finding its feet as an independent entity is the sensor division, now majority-owned by American investment company KKR, and rebranded Hensoldt.

Hensoldt's optronics offerings include everything from night-vision sights used by the German Army to submarine periscopes and EO sensors carried on the Saab Gripen and Dassaut Rafael. 

The company claims a heritage stretching back to the 19th century, with Zeiss and the former Hensoldt AG both

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