Spexer 2000 3D MKIII

Ground Based Air Defense & Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD)


  • AESA Multi-Panel
  • Spectral based micro Doppler target classification
  • Automatic classification of targets, differentiation between pedestrian, vehicle, helicopter, drone, birds and fast target
  • Scan on the move
  • Operation under all weather, atmospheric and climate conditions
  • Electronical Counter Countermeasures (ECCM)
  • Military qualified (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461)
  • Integrated in soft and hard kill effectors


HENSOLDT Spexer Radars with high Doppler resolution provides an exceptional capability to separate between moving targets and clutter. This Sub-Clutter Visibility (SCV) capability of Spexer is especially relevant for detection of very low flying targets like missiles, small UAVs or hovering helicopters.

AESA technology provides radars the capability to avoid clutter spread introduced by mechanically scanned radars, allowing the detection of very slowly moving targets.

Spexer 2000 3D MKIII uses Doppler signatures to automatically classify targets in different categories like pedestrian, vehicle, helicopter, fixed wing aircraft, UAV, birds, fast- and unknown target .


  • Very high update rate (for short instrumented range)
  • High sea clutter suppression (due to signal-to-noise instead of signal-to-clutter ratio)
  • Interface for easy integration into a C2 system
  • Very low average radiated power: 16 Watts
  • Graceful degradation capability (solid state T/R modules) and very high MTBCF in particular due to electronic instead of mechanical scanning
  • Low lifecycle cost due to electronic scanning instead of a permanently rotating antenna

Main Benefits

The SPEXER radars represent the first operational land-based sea, ground and low air space surveillance radar family worldwide, which is utilising AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) technology. Due to the use of active phased array technology, the operational performance is much higher when compared to conventional reflector antenna radars. Based on the use of AESA technology, the SPEXER® 2000 provides up to quad beam capability which offers an advanced target detection in harsh sea clutter situations.

The multi-tasking capability of the SPEXER® 2000 overcomes the classical limitations of mechanical moving systems and enables the simultaneous use of targettracking and sector surveillance. Due to the non-mechanical movement during processing, the SPEXER® 2000 produces better operationalperfomance and results for the detection of slowly moving targets such as swimmers (while they are in the water, or about to shift to moving on land).

Furthermore, the AESA panels can be flexibly installed on already existing infrastructure.

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