HENSOLDT is supplying three SPEXER 2000 3D radars and one Z:NightOwl M camera as XPELLER modular packages for the GUARDION counter-UAS (C-UAS) system being built by ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and its partners, the company announced on 30 July. A total of five container-based C-UAS systems are being supplied for the protection of Bundeswehr forward operating bases (FOB).
“We are herewith supporting the Bundeswehr in close cooperation and coordination with ESG as prime contractor and system integrator,” explains Markus Wolf, Head of Sales and Business Development at HENSOLDT Ventures. “Our high-performance sensors complement the ESG GUARDION system perfectly to achieve the required performance spectrum. The SPEXER 3D radar is characterized by outstanding detection capabilities, especially against asymmetric threats. The Z:NightOwl M camera was specially developed for high ranges. With it, we support drone defence against so-called Class I drones, that is, unmanned aircraft weighing up to 25 kg.”
HENSOLDT has already demonstrated its extensive experience in drone defence with its XPELLER C-UAS system on several occasions. In addition to permanent deployment, customers also use the system for temporary protection of major events, most recently for instance during the Dutch Day of Remembrance in Amsterdam in May this year. XPELLER distinguishes itself particularly through its modularity and scalability, meaning it can thus be tailored precisely to customer requirements.