Detect & Protect Sensors for Naval Platforms

Indian Navy, Indian Navy Day Feature

HENSOLDT Group’s core competence is to recognize threats and to protect End Users from them.

We’ve been pursuing innovative ideas which translate into technologies for the protection of forces across the globe and into a successful business for over 125 years. HENSOLDT is present in Germany, France, South Africa and UK and having several global footprints including in India.

We believe that Indian naval force has been undergoing rapid technological transformation to meet the ever expanding need of naval superiority. HENSOLDT Group reaffirm its commitment to support Indian Navy by offering state-of-the-art ‘Make in India’ detect and protect sensors to improve the ISR, safety and operational effectiveness of Naval Airborne, Surface and Submarine platforms.

On the occasion of Navy Day 2020, we wish to highlight our flagship products for Indian Navy’s upcoming platforms namely Airborne Missile Protection Suite (AMPS), Maritime Patrol Radar (PrecISR 1000) and Periscope/ Optronics Masts.

Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) for Airborne Platforms

It is recognized that there is an ever increasing level of hostile threats to Aircraft and Helicopters in both military operational and civil scenarios globally. According to estimates, there are more than 500,000 shoulder launched surface to air missiles, Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) on the international market and due to conflicts many of these systems are now in the possession of non-state organizations and terrorists.

Even though a high percentage of aircraft losses in the most recent hostilities were caused by Infrared, Surface to-Air Missiles (IR SAMs), laser and radar threats are increasing in theatre of operations. To reliably detect and counter these, AMPS also provide laser and/ or radar warning systems in order to guarantee the best possible protection.

Hensoldt’s self-protection systems are in operational use on more than 700 military and VIP platforms for various customers worldwide including in India.  We are proud to be Market leader for missile warning with 9,000+ MILDS sensors delivered!

HENSOLDT’s Airborne Missile Protection Suite (AMPS) is modular, flexible, easy to install and cost effective solution for the customer. The modular system architecture makes it easy to customize the configuration for specific operational requirements by combining selected sub systems to deliver a desired effect.

The AMPS systems offer following operational advantages:

  1. Missile Approach Warning Systems (MILDS) offer longer detection range and lowest False Alarm rate especially under Indian environmental conditions (hot and humid). The sensor has been fitted on Cheetah fleet (as part of DARE suite), completed field evaluation trials (FET) on F-16 as part MMRCA campaign (more than 10 Km detection range) and FET on Mi-17 fleet. It is lighter, smaller in size and volume and do not require cooling and hence has superior reliability and life cycle cost.
  2. Laser warning system (ALTAS) detects laser range finders, laser target designators and, with the additional beam rider channels of ALTAS-2QB, also continues wave beam rider sources at long ranges.
  3. The fully digital, modular and scalable Radar Warning Receiver (Kalætron® product family) provides superior performance for threat detection and reaction time starting from the antenna system until the generated digital output stream to cope with the new requirements for survival of platform and personnel in modern warfare scenarios. The system has proven a superior detection range compared to analog systems (wideband/ narrowband receivers). It detects and tracks all emitters at very long distance in short time and enhances situational awareness of the pilot for avoiding actual radar threats. The system has proven its outstanding multi-signal capabilities and proven COMS suppression by using software defined filters in respective scenarios. The system is capable of recording an enormous amount of data (PDWs) which has never been available for post mission evaluation before (ELINT characteristics) is especially designed for the challenging and dense electromagnetic environment of tomorrow.

PrecISR™ Airborne Multi-Mission ISR Radar

In a complex world with unpredictable and constantly changing threats, having better information is the key to staying ahead and mitigating the threats.

PrecISR™, HENSOLDT’s family of airborne multi-mission surveillance radars offering high performance and compact design, is precisely the solution required to provide decision makers with this outstanding capability.

PrecISR™ comprises of the newest generation Radar leveraging gallium nitride AESA antenna technology with two dimensional e-scan capabilities, combined with large bandwidth multi-channel radar core electronics and integrated radar signal processing.

The modular design of the PrecISR™ antenna allows to readily provide scaled antenna sizes to fit different platforms. The PrecISR™ radar modes are software-defined with striking performance!

The Radar offers unmatched value proposition with respect to use of Advanced Technology (AESA, GaN, Multichannel Processing and Software Defined Modes), Ease of Integration, High Reliability, Ease of Maintenance and Optimized SwAP. The Radar is especially conditioned to meet hot humid and corrosive environment and can be installed without fuselage penetration.

Periscopes and Optronics Masts for Submarine

With more than 100 years of experience in optical sensors for maritime applications, we are the global market leader in the conventional class of submarines with submarine periscopes and Optronics mast systems.

Hensoldt Optronics today is capable of offering a complete range of periscopes and optronics masts to meet the requirements of modern submarines, and to enable them to meet the challenges of the future. With a range of Optronics mast systems (OMS) to complement traditional periscopes, the company is ideally placed to offer solutions for a wide range of submarines.

Our offerings include direct view, hull-penetrating periscopes of the SERO family integrating a broad variety of Optronics technologies, and, Non-hull penetrating Optronics masts of the OMS family which are remote controlled from the CMS or a stand-alone console allowing to gain high quality image data at a very short exposure time. Further, SERO and OMS systems can be individually combined and customized to the navy’s requirements.

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