HENSOLDT develops jamming system to protect naval vessels together with Israeli partner RAFAEL

"Kalaetron Attack" and "Digital Shark" neutralize radar-guided threats

Launch of a C-GEM decoy system. Graphic: RAFAEL

Taufkirchen/Germany, 27 November 2023 - Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT is further developing its "Kalaetron Attack" jamming system for use on board naval vessels. The fully digital system has proven to be very effective in neutralizing air defence radars in several test campaigns. Now HENSOLDT is using the knowledge gained from land and airborne tests to develop a capability for the electronic protection of naval vessels. To this end, HENSOLDT has entered into a cooperation with RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Haifa/Israel. Together, the partners initially want to offer an electronic countermeasures (ECM) system for naval vessels in Germany, which is based on the Digital Shark ECM system and a decoy system (C-GEM) from RAFAEL.

 "Radar-guided weapons pose a major threat to naval vessels at sea as well as on land and in the air," says Roland Castor, Head of Airborne Electronic Warfare at HENSOLDT. "We are using the knowledge we have gained from the development of Kalaetron Attack to offer the German Navy a solution to close the capability gap in the self-protection of its ships."  

The Kalaetron Attack jamming system is part of HENSOLDT's fully digital 'Kalaetron' product family, which is used in various forms in self-protection and signal intelligence systems by the German Armed Forces. In addition to cognitive elements of artificial intelligence, the core components are a fully digitized, broadband sensor and an electronically controllable jammer. This enables a broad spectrum of threats to be detected quickly and countered with pinpoint accuracy.

 

About HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,500 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in 2022. HENSOLDT is listed in the MDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

 

Press contact

Lothar Belz
Tel.: +49 (0)731.392.3681
lothar.belz@hensoldt.net

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