Military Embedded Systems

Radar modernization for German airspace surveillance won by HENSOLDT


July 27, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems


GERMANY. Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is supplying new radars to the German Armed Forces in an effort to modernize their airspace surveillance and build up Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capabilities.

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has placed an order for the delivery and installation of four long-range radars as part of the "Hughes Air Defense Radar Nachfolgesystem" (HADR NF) program.

For this purpose, HENSOLDT has entered into a cooperation in the field of BMD-capable long-range radars with ELTA Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI). The HADR NF system operates in the S-band, intended to allow for more precise target acquisition compared to other systems. 

Since the threat to Europe from long-range weapons has been established, officials are in agreement among the European countries that a protective shield consisting of their own and NATO systems must be established or expanded.

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