Sensor options supplier HENSOLDT has efficiently handed acceptance by the client, aviation specialist QinetiQ GmbH, Mönchengladbach, with the primary of two full techniques for electro-optical reconnaissance. The reconnaissance system consisting of the electro-optical system ARGOS-II HD (EO/IR) and the management and analysis software program EuroNAV was efficiently put into operation solely six months after the order. The reconnaissance system was pre-integrated by HENSOLDT within the firm’s personal Airborne Programs Integration Lab and scaffolded by QinetiQ into DA62MPP plane from Diamond Plane Industries, Austria, for reconnaissance companies and coaching of nationwide and worldwide prospects. The mission system, with the product title “MissionGrid”, can be utilized on fixed-wing plane, helicopters and unmanned aerial automobiles.

“The profitable milestone within the challenge has validated our method to speed up purposeful testing of the system in addition to certification by way of in-house pre-integration,” says challenge supervisor Theresa Leopold. “This permits us to supply the client an entire answer that reduces the client’s challenge threat and energy and is offered within the shortest potential time.”


It’s utilized by air and naval forces for reconnaissance and goal acquisition missions (ISR/ISTAR), but additionally for border safety, search and rescue missions, maritime patrols, legislation enforcement and object safety. The German Federal Police makes use of it to fight smuggling, unlawful commerce and for border safety. The reconnaissance system has a spread of as much as 40 km and might detect ships in addition to small inflatable boats or particular person swimmers by day and evening in addition to in dangerous climate. A thermal imaging digital camera data the pictures and transmits video and knowledge in actual time to base stations on the bottom. The “MissionGrid” mission system will also be simply and modularly supplemented with different HENSOLDT techniques, such because the PrecISR reconnaissance radar, the Kalaetron ESM/SIGINT system and the AMPS self-protection system, in addition to quite a few different sensor sorts and knowledge hyperlinks. A digital coaching facility may also enable customers to be educated “remotely” on the mission system on the facility by way of a safe web connection.

HENSOLDT is a German champion within the defence business with a number one market place in Europe and international attain. The corporate, headquartered in Taufkirchen close to Munich, develops sensor options for defence and safety purposes. As a know-how chief, HENSOLDT can be constantly increasing its portfolio in cyber and creating new merchandise to fight a variety of threats based mostly on progressive approaches to knowledge administration, robotics and cybersecurity. With greater than 6,400 workers, HENSOLDT generated revenues of EUR 1.5 billion in 2021.

HENSOLDTs is equipping DA62MPP plane with its “MissionGrid” mission system (EO/IR pod underneath the nostril of the plane) on behalf of QinetiQ. (Photograph by Diamond Plane)