HENSOLDT and Raytheon to Deliver Enhanced Airport Surveillance Radar

Strategic cooperation agreement signed at World ATM Congress Madrid

MADRID, March 6, 2018 – HENSOLDT and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), two leading air traffic radar innovators, announced today that the companies are teaming to jointly develop and market new air traffic control radars.  Together, the partners are aiming at opportunities such as:  

  • approach control of civil airports
  • air traffic control
  • air space surveillance and identification of aircraft according to the newest standards Mode S and Mode 5.

HENSOLDT and Raytheon will provide commercial airports a fully integrated air surveillance radar to enhance air traffic safety and efficiency. Their cooperation will create the optimum solution for their customers by combining HENSOLDT’s primary radar airport surveillance radar, its monopulse secondary surveillance radar and Raytheon’s Mode S monopulse secondary surveillance radar. This new offering brings together HENSOLDT and Raytheon’s ATC and sensor portfolios to grow their market presence worldwide and deliver new capabilities to benefit their customers.  

“Our companies have decades of experience developing air traffic control systems,” said Bob Delorge, vice president of transportation and support services at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “The system we’re developing brings together our market-leading products to create an advanced, proven airport surveillance radar.”  

“Working with Raytheon, we will jointly improve flight safety for our citizens,” said Erwin Paulus, Member of the HENSOLDT Executive Board, Head of Radar / IFF / Data Link. “Our complementary products will enable us to better serve our customers’ needs.”  

HENSOLDT has been active in the air traffic control (ATC) surveillance market for decades with dedicated primary and secondary surveillance radars, especially for military ATC and identification, friend or foe requirements. The company supplies customers all over the world with ATC and identification systems for military and civilian applications.  

Raytheon has more than 65 years of experience providing global air traffic management (ATM) technology, products and services to civil and military customers. Raytheon's ATM solutions operate in more than 60 countries and monitor more than 60 percent of the world's airspace.      


HENSOLDT is an independent, globally leading supplier of premium sensors for security and surveillance missions. The company is active throughout the world in such areas as radar, optronics and electronic protection systems. The company comprises the security and defence electronics activities of Airbus Group, which were spun off in 2017. HENSOLDT employs approximately 4,300 employees, generating annual revenues of about €1 billion. www.hensoldt.net    

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.


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Lothar Belz
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