HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor house, is introducing the new radar warning system ‘Kalaetron RWR’ (RWR = Radar Warning Receiver) onto the market, which revolutionises the protection of aircraft and helicopters from radar-guided weapons.
This new product is presented to the public for the first time at the Electronic Warfare Europe Conference taking place on 13-15 May 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
“With the help of the latest artificial intelligence and digital signal processing methods, our Kalaetron RWR detects radar-based threats early and reliably,” explained Celia Pelaz, Head of the Spectrum Dominance/Airborne Solutions Division.
“Our new product thus increases the assertiveness of aircraft and helicopters and their survivability, especially in view of the increasingly dense signal spectrum and the growing threat posed by highly integrated air defence systems,” she added.
Due to its fully digital design, the new radar warne Celia Pelaz, r detects and identifies threats incredibly quickly and with a very low false alarm rate, over an extremely wide frequency range. The Kalaetron RWR uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to detect new threat patterns from a huge amount of collected raw data.
This is especially important to identify the latest air defence radar systems that cover an extremely wide bandwidth or which hop between particular frequencies in fractions of a second. Kalaetron thus enables fighter or transport aircraft to be protected even against upcoming anti-aircraft weapons and integrated air defence systems, while also offering great potential for adaptability to cope with future threats.
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defense and security electronics. Headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich (Germany), the company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter a wide variety of threats based on innovative concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security.
With a workforce of some 4,400 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than €1 billion per year.