Radar, IFF, and datalinks focus of HENSOLDT's new South African business unitNews
February 03, 2021
SOUTH AFRICA. HENSOLDT South Africa announced that it has launched its new radar business after acquiring the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Defense & Security business units of Tellumat at the end of 2020. Together, with the company’s existing radar and other capabilities, these business lines are integrated to form the Radar Business Unit of HENSOLDT South Africa.
Through this acquisition, HENSOLDT South Africa claims that its capabilities are expanded with a new portfolio area, centring around radar, identification friend or foe (IFF), and datalinks. The radar offering focuses on naval and land radar, which will include leading-edge development in this product range.
IFF and datalinks will also be offered, where HENSOLDT is inheriting a product range that will aim to enhance it further. Finally, air traffic management (ATM) and radar services become part of the overall portfolio, intended to expand the ATM services and developing existing radar support services into full-blown maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO).
The South African radar capability will integrate with and expand on the Group’s existing radar products. In addition to providing the latest radar technology. HENSOLDT South Africa claims that the company will also offer midlife upgrades to extend the life of existing radar systems, especially in cases where budget constraints limit or prevent the acquisition of new radars.