Sensor specialist HENSOLDT expands capacities

New laboratory building opened at the Ulm site


New laboratory building inaugurated: Sensor specialist HENSOLDT in Ulm. Photo: HENSOLDT

Taufkirchen/Germany, 28 July 2022 – The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is investing in expanding its capacities to meet the growth of its business. At its Ulm site, HENSOLDT opened a new laboratory building in the presence of Ulm's mayor Gunter Czisch, which was constructed with an investment volume of approximately 20 million euros. The building houses laboratories and integration areas on approximately 3,500 square metres, where 100 radar and reconnaissance experts will work. After hiring more than 500 employees in the past two years, the company plans to hire approximately 200 new employees and increase the number of apprenticeships this year.

"HENSOLDT supplies sensor solutions to the Bundeswehr, but also to international customers who rely on our support in the face of new threats," says Peter Schlote, Head of the Radar Division, and the Ulm site. "That's why it's enormously important that we continue to drive technology development and expand our system capacities at the same time. Our investment in new system solutions and development laboratories is therefore an indispensable part of our growth strategy."

In the new building at the Ulm site, software and electronic assemblies for the new radar of the Eurofighter as well as for KALAETRON Integral, a product family from the field of signals intelligence, are developed and tested. Technical building facilities ensure the confidentiality of development work as stipulated by the customers. In both areas, state-of-the-art laboratories and test facilities are the prerequisite for the shortening of delivery times increasingly demanded by customers.

At HENSOLDT's Ulm site, around 3,000 employees are involved in the development and production of radars and electronic warfare systems. A large proportion of the employees are engineers and technicians, and around 240 trainees and dual students are undergoing training.


HENSOLDT is a leading defence company with a global reach. HENSOLDT develops innovative and customer-specific solutions in the fields of radar, electronic warfare, avionics, and optronics. As a technology leader, we expand our portfolio continuously to combat a wide range of threats. With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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