HENSOLDT Unveils TwinSens Passive & Active Radar Against Aerial Threats

11.05.2022 Products
HENSOLDT Unveils TwinSens Passive & Active Radar Against Aerial Threats

HENSOLDT Unveils TwinSens Passive & Active Radar Against Aerial Threats

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TwinSens is a world class solution created by the combination of two HENSOLDT systems: the TRML-4D active radar and the Twinvis passive radar, which offers unique functionalities and operational advantages.

Recent conflicts have demonstrated how drones can be used with devastating effect to find and then destroy key assets. Ground-based air defense (GBAD) systems have proven to be particularly vulnerable due to their high-power transmission, as loitering munition or tactical UAVs are able to detect and immediately attack any source of power transmission.

To enable end users to secure their territory against these attacks from hostile missiles and aircraft, whether manned or unmanned, HENSOLDT has combined its TRML-4D air defense system (active radar) with its world-leading Twinvis passive radar to form the unique TwinSens solution.

By exchanging sensor data between these two systems, TwinSens provides an air picture initially created without RF transmissions and consequently, without the risk of GBAD systems being detected by enemy forces. It improves situational awareness even for targets with an extremely small RCS and also increases resistance to modern jammers thus enhancing the performance of the overall solution compared to standalone sensors.

Twinvis is a passive radar that uses existing electromagnetic signals from broadcast and TV transmitters evaluating their echoes when reflected by an object. It remains invisible and therefore cannot be jammed or eliminated in a targeted action – a real advantage in the military field. More than 15 Twinvis units have already been sold.

TRML-4D is a multi-functional C-band AESA radar for surveillance, target acquisition and weapon assignment, which provides a recognized air picture of the theatre. It is able to detect, track and classify various types of air targets, including cruise missiles, hovering helicopters and small, fast, low-flying and maneuvering aircraft. More than 50 units from the 4D family have already been sold.

HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defense industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich (Germany), the company develops complete sensor solutions for defense and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defense electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security.

With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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