HENSOLDT has introduced a new version of its “Twinvis” passive radar which provides long-range airspace surveillance, or in the medium term, in civil air traffic control.
The fully integrated shelter variant for military use, “Twinvis Military Sheltered”, can be flexibly deployed on military carrier vehicles and set up and dismantled in the field by just two people. A self-sufficient operation is possible, even without personnel on-site if required.
The system has a high-performance antenna unit as well as processor and infrastructure components. The modular system architecture enables, among other things, the processing of multiple digital frequency bands, which offers procurers and users growth potential and the ability to plan incremental upgrades for the future. Several systems are said to be under contract with customers inside and outside NATO.
“Our fully automated, intelligent signal processing and sensor data fusion opens up an unprecedented possibility for armed forces to conduct covert operations at long range for a wide range of targets up to and including stealth threats. The ‘Twinvis’ is highly mobile and networkable in real time for this purpose. And it can do so either as an autonomously operating cluster of several distributed passive radars or paired with powerful air defense systems with active radar sensors,” said Markus Rothmaier, Head of Naval & Ground Radars at HENSOLDT.