To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Hensoldt releases containerised version of Twinvis passive radar

7th August 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Hensoldt has developed a containerised version of its Twinvis passive radar. (Photo: Hensoldt)

Hensoldt has developed a mobile containerised version of its Twinvis passive radar system which provides long-range military airspace surveillance or, in the medium term, in civil air traffic control.

The Twinvis Military Sheltered is based on the existing system which is a set-up kit for customer integration but the newest version is designed to be flexible and easily deployed from military trucks and trailers. It can be set up and dismantled in the field by just two people.

The system has a high-performance antenna unit as well as processor and infrastructure components and as a passive system does not transmit but locates targets by evaluating reflected signals.. The modular system architecture enables the processing of multiple digital frequency bands.

The system uses existing VHF and UHF transmissions from analogue and digital radio. Depending on frequency the system can detect signals up to 250km away and has a track update of <0.5 seconds.

Hensoldt radar demos ATC capabilities

German Air Force explores passive aggressive surveillance

According to a company statement, it offers users the ability to plan incremental upgrades for the future and several systems are under contract with customers inside and outside NATO.

Head of naval and ground radars at Hensoldt, Markus Rothmaier said: ‘The system is highly mobile and networkable in real time for this purpose and it can do so either as an autonomously operating cluster of several distributed passive radars or paired with powerful air defence systems with active radar sensors.'

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to