Spexer 2000 3D MkIII

Surveillance of and self-defence against surface, air and ground threats


  • Detection and classification of small, slow and fast targets (e.g. UAVs, USVs, rubber dinghies, rolling airframe missiles, sea skimmers, projectiles)
  • Simultaneous tracking/surveillance of multiple surface, air and ground targets at (very) short ranges
  • Effector guidance (e.g. for 30 mm cannons, artillery guns, laser weapons)
  • Easy integration/retrofitting thanks to AESA technology (no need for topmast installation)
  • Hemispheric coverage
  • Azimuth coverage of up to 360° (120° per antenna)
  • Operation in littoral and harbour areas
  • Track-while-scan for more than 300 targets per 120° sector


The new threat from small, cheap and easily procurable unmanned aerial (UAV) and surface (USV) vehicles is of rising concern to all military and civilian security forces. Specific solutions that counter this increasingly serious threat are in great demand.

HENSOLDT´s Spexer 2000 3D MkIII has been designed to provide detection data and target classification at an early stage for efficient countering of asymmetric threats. The radar has been optimised for detecting very small targets at (very) short ranges. It is an ideal add-on and retrofit solution for existing systems, but can also be used as a standalone multi-mission radar.


  • X-band pulse-Doppler radar based on AESA technology
  • Multi-panel AESA antennas
  • Modular design (different number of antennas can be used with 1 GPU)
  • Spectral-based micro-Doppler target classification
  • Operation in high-clutter environment (e.g. harbours, littoral waters, coastlines, rainy weather, heavy seas)
  • Electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM)
  • Compliance with military standards (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461)

Main Benefits

The Spexer 2000 3D MkIII is a flexible solution that allows threats to be detected at an early stage. In addition to securing its carrier platform, it can also be deployed to protect other vessels that need escorting (so as to secure an entire commercial route), borders, critical infrastructure (e.g. harbours) and even events that require protection from the waterside.

Due to its characteristics, it is also the ideal equipment for search and rescue operations and for monitoring environmental security

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