Sensor options supplier HENSOLDT has achieved a technological leap within the improvement of merchandise for the digital safety of plane. By combining synthetic intelligence, digitisation and Energetic Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) applied sciences, HENSOLDT has developed a jamming system (“jammer”) known as ‘Kalaetron Assault’, which jams even the newest Russian radars, defending plane in opposition to enemy air defence. Kalaetron Assault has just lately confirmed its effectiveness in present menace situations in in depth floor assessments. It’s a part of HENSOLDT’s totally digital ‘Kalaetron’ product household, which is utilized in self-protection techniques and for alerts intelligence with the German Armed Forces, amongst others..

The core components of the system are a totally digitised, broadband sensor and effector, an electronically controllable jammer and a condensed construction of the digital elements solely made doable by metallic 3D printing. This has made it doable to configure the jammer in such a means that it may be simply built-in into pod codecs generally used worldwide and numerous flying platforms however may also be scaled for sea and land functions. The subsequent improvement step deliberate for summer time 2022 is to put in it in an plane with a view to affirm the already excellent laboratory ends in reasonable flight assessments. ‘Kalaetron Assault’ will be deployed in numerous configurations on various platforms for self-protection, ESM and sign intelligence duties, relying on buyer wants.


Eurofighter Lengthy Time period Evolution (LTE) programme

“The merchandise of latest airborne digital warfare can be found in Germany,” says Celia Pelaz, Chief Technique Officer and Head of the Spectrum Dominance Division at HENSOLDT. “At HENSOLDT, we’re bundling these capabilities with a view to develop – if essential, in cooperation with different firms – an answer below nationwide sovereignty. By combining the newest applied sciences, we have now managed to optimise the interference efficiency in a focused method. This makes ‘Kalaetron Assault’ scalable at any time for deployments as a self-protection system or the roles of an escort and stand-off jammer.”

HENSOLDT is already concerned within the manufacturing and additional improvement of the Eurofighter’s self-protection system as a part of the EuroDASS consortium. HENSOLDT is a number one firm within the European defence business with world attain. Primarily based in Taufkirchen close to Munich, the corporate develops full sensor options for defence and safety functions. As a know-how chief, HENSOLDT drives the event of defence electronics and optronics and is constantly increasing its portfolio primarily based on revolutionary approaches to information administration, robotics and cyber safety. With greater than 6,400 staff, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Inventory Trade.