With the completion of the development of the Captor-E radar with electronic beam steering (AESA = Active Electronically Scanned Array) by Euroradar - a consortium of Leonardo (Great Britain, Italy), Indra (Spain) and HENSOLDT (Germany), the fighter aircraft Eurofighter receive a radar with significantly increased search area.
After a successful acceptance test, HENSOLDT has now delivered the second series-ready antenna to Leonardo UK in Edinburgh. This means that the production of the so-called E-Scan antenna at the HENSOLDT location in Ulm can start as planned; the way is clear for the delivery of the first radars from mid-2019.
The further development of radar technology is one of the focal points of the sensor specialist HENSOLDT. HENSOLDT operates one of the largest clean room production lines for high-frequency components in Europe at its Ulm site. HENSOLDT radars are used by armed forces around the world - including the US Navy and the German Navy as well as at the air bases of the Canadian, Australian and German Air Force.
A quantum leap in electronic warfareThe rapidly evolving threats on the electronic battlefield pose major challenges for today's air forces. Air Forces must be trained to deal with these threats and successfully achieve their objectives in the face of growing threats. Therefore, an upgrade of the training areas is necessary to present the pilots with a realistic environment that replicates modern air defense systems in order to optimize the effectiveness of the training. For this purpose, the company ELTA Systems Ltd. (ELTA) leveraged its five decades of technological heritage and culture of innovation to bring Scorpius-T (ELL-8257SB) to market.