Deployable counter-UAV system unveiled by Hensoldt


Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt has unveiled its new compact and deployable Xpeller Rapid counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.

Based on the existing Xpeller, it was revealed at this year’s International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin.

Hensoldt said the new configuration combines a radar system, a camera, radio detectors and jammers. The system can either be integrated into a vehicle or can be used in a transport container for rapid deployment. Thanks to sensor fusion, which is effected via a smart control software application, all UAV-relevant signals are detected with high precision and extremely short reaction times are ensured.

The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar systems, cameras and radio frequency detectors as well as direction finders and jammers. Xpeller uses sensors to detect and identify a drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a few hundred metres up to several kilometres. Based on real-time analyses of the control signals, a jammer then interrupts the link between drone and pilot or interferes with its navigation.

The modular Xpeller system concept allows customised solutions to be created by combining individual devices from the product family depending on customer requirements and the local conditions. This way, the customer can select from a set of components and countermeasures. Hensoldt also supports the development of individual security concepts offering consultancy and weak point analysis, Hensoldt said.