IDEX 2019: Hensoldt to show new sensor solutions
Hensoldt is set to appear at 2019’s International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi to present its new PrecISR airborne multifunction radar, in addition to its Xpeller counter-UAV capability and other systems.
The PrecISR is a software-defined airborne radar that incorporates developments in active array and digital receiver technology in a sensor intended for use in helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing aircraft. It is being marketed towards customers seeking to survey large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking and illicit intrusion, according to company information.
Hensoldt will also be showcasing land-based and naval radar developments, such as the TRML-4D. A land-based multifunctional radar that can detect and track approximately 1,500 targets in a radius of up to 250km and at an altitude of up to 30km, the TRML-4D uses the Active Electronically Scanned Array technology which enables the acquisition of targets after a single rotation of the antenna.
Part of the same product family, and also on show at IDEX is the naval radar TRS-4D. Designed to support anti-air and anti-surface operations, its rotating antenna combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to generate target tracks.
TRS-4D is available in a rotating variant (currently being installed aboard the US Navy’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships) and a variant consisting of four fixed arrays.
Another exhibit on display will be the Xpeller counter-UAV system, aimed at detecting small drones to protect critical infrastructure, large events or military facilities.
The company will also be showing its ARGOS-II HD multi-sensor system for use by airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. It can be equipped with high resolution HD infrared and daylight cameras in addition to laser rangefinders and laser designators.