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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.

Gerhard Heiming