AI- and sensor-based electronic shield designed for Air ForcesNews
April 29, 2020
GERMANY. Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT has developed a modular airborne electronic combat system: Kalætron Attack. By neutralising enemy fire control radars at different distances, it is designed to preserve freedom of movement for the air forces that deploy it and their allies.
Kalætron Attack is a new addition to the Kalætron electronic warfare product family, which uses fully digitalized hardware and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect radar-based threats to air forces, and neutralize them with targeted electronic countermeasures (ECM).
Due to its fully digital design, Kalætron Attack is intended to detect and identify air defense positions quickly over a wide frequency range. The unit uses AI techniques to recognize new threat patterns from collected pulses. This is especially important for identifying the latest air defense radar systems which cover an extremely wide frequency range or hop between particular frequencies in fractions of a second, according to officials.
The company claims that Kalætron Attack can be adjusted to changing threats using antenna designs with active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology, fully digital signal processing, and AI algorithms.