Hensoldt South Africa at the recently concluded African Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD 2022) unveiled its new RES9000 radar electronic surveillance solution for the detection, location and analysis of adversarial radar emitters.
Hensoldt South Africa’s GEW Business Unit launched the RES9000 radar electronic surveillance solution in September 22.
The RES9000 radar surveillance solution was designed to intercept the electronic signals of modern radars for precision direction finding (DF), tactical visualisation of gathered emitter information, emitter classification and matching of intercepted emissions to an emitter library, and reporting and tracking of radar threats in the 0.5 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range, GEW explained.
According to Hensoldt GEW, Artificial intelligence is used to match signals to a user-populated threat library. Electronic intelligence (ELINT) processing and analysis is available with the addition of analysis software.
“Collected information on surface-based and airborne search and targeting radars can now be fused together with intercepted electronic communications information to provide a collated and concise overview of the electronic order-of-battle (EOB) to battlefield commanders for decisive operational command and control”, said Wimpie van den Berg, Portfolio Management Executive of GEW.
“Being well known in the spectrum dominance field, GEW has recognized the boundaries between the communications domain and the radar domain are fusing and our customers no longer focus on each domain separately. We have invested heavily over the past few years in the development of a modern and compact radar electronic surveillance solution closely integrated with our tactical EW systems to create a complete electromagnetic intelligence solution, which we believe will offer significant value to our customers in dealing with their electromagnetic threats,” said Christo Fouché, the Chief Executive Sales and Marketing of GEW.
“GEW is well-known in the field of spectrum dominance for its specialisation in communications intelligence and jamming solutions. However, we recognised that with the continuous evolvement of technologies in the communications domain and in the radar domain, the lines in the spectrum between the two domains are becoming blurred and our customers can no longer focus on each domain separately.
“We want to provide our customers with the ability to see a total electromagnetic intelligence picture that fully integrates intelligence of communications and of radar threats.
“So we have invested heavily over the last few years in the expansion of our capabilities with the development of a modern and compact Radar ES solution, closely integrated in our tactical EW systems, which we believe will offer significant value to our customers in dealing with their electromagnetic threats,” he concluded.
Hensoldt South Africa/GEW is not new in the area or radar and electronic solutions.
In September last year, Hensoldt SA unveiled a new multi-mode active electronically scanned array (AESA) surveillance radar, dubbed ‘Quadome’.
The Quadome all-new AESA surveillance radar is a dual-mode, three-dimensional (3D), multi-mission naval radar for air and surface surveillance as well as target acquisition.
Hensoldt other radar products includes the PrecISR gallium nitride AESA antenna technology with two-dimensional e-scan capability, combined with large bandwidth multi-channel radar core electronics and integrated radar signal processing.
In January last year, BIRD Aerosystems, a leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information, and Observation (ASIO) solutions, received a follow-on contract to develop additional advanced capabilities for its RCD (Radar Control and Display) that controls HENSOLDT’ PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family.
The collaboration will develop latest generation of tactical 3D surveillance radar systems for naval and land domain operations.