Sensor options supplier HENSOLDT has acquired an order from aerial providers specialist QinetiQ GmbH, Mönchengladbach, to provide two full programs for electro-optical reconnaissance. The reconnaissance system consists of the ARGOS-II HD electro-optical infrared system (EO/IR) and the EuroNAV management and analysis software program. These core components can be pre-integrated by HENSOLDT and scaffolded by QinetiQ for ISR Companies and coaching of nationwide and worldwide JTAC prospects and operators with the DA62MPP plane manufactured by Diamond Aircrafts Industries, Austria. A digital coaching facility additionally permits customers on the set up to be educated “remotely” on the mission system by way of a safe web connection.

“The pre-integration of the mission system by HENSOLDT facilitates the useful testing of the system earlier than integration into the plane and thereby considerably reduces the dangers in such a undertaking at a particularly early stage. As well as, certification actions may be introduced ahead. These had been decisive factors for QinetiQ to fee us,” says Frank Martin, Senior Director Gross sales for Built-in Airborne Options.


The mission system with the product identify MissionGrid can be utilized on fixed-wing plane, helicopters, and unmanned aerial automobiles. Along with air and naval forces, it’s used for border safety, search and rescue, maritime patrol, regulation enforcement, and asset safety. The German Federal Police use it to fight smuggling, illicit trafficking, and border safety operations. The reconnaissance system covers a variety of as much as 40 km and might detect ships in addition to small inflatable boats or particular person swimmers day and night time in addition to in unhealthy climate. A thermal imaging digicam data the photographs and transmits video and information in real-time to base stations on the bottom. The MissionGrid mission system can be simply and modularly supplemented with the PrecISR reconnaissance radar, in addition to the HENSOLDT self-protection tools AMPS.

QinetiQ GmbH is a Germany-based firm with 110 workers, that brings groups collectively to supply progressive options to real-world issues, delivering benefits for his or her prospects. QinetiQ GmbH is a trusted supplier of air menace illustration and ISR providers and options to Defence and Authorities all through Europe. QinetiQ GmbH group consists of pilots, technicians, and plane engineers, lots of whom beforehand labored inside the German Armed Forces.

HENSOLDT is a German champion within the protection business with a number one market place in Europe and international attain. The corporate, headquartered in Taufkirchen close to Munich, develops sensor options for protection 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 primarily based on progressive approaches to information administration, robotics, and cybersecurity. With greater than 6,400 workers, HENSOLDT generated revenues of EUR 1.5 billion in 2021.

HENSOLDT’s Mission Grid Equips Two DA62MPP Plane Underneath Contract by Qinetiq GmbH (Photograph by Hensoldt)