At the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition held from February 26 to March 3 in Geelong, Victoria, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT showcased its counter-UAV system Xpeller which detects illicit intrusions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over critical areas even at long ranges and offers countermeasures minimising the risk of collateral damage.
“Globally, incidents with universally available small drones have revealed a security gap with regards to critical installations such as military barracks, airports or events”, said head of Asia Pacific, HENSOLDT, Nathan Manzi. “As a specialist in defence electronics, we have designed and provide a technical solution that meets the customer need, an integrated CONOPS, interfacing to other operational systems, lowest false alarms, no compromise to existing KALEL available spectrum and most importantly discretion.
The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar systems and cameras as well as direction finders and jammers. Xpeller uses the sensors to rapidly detect and identify a drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a few hundred metres up to several kilometres. This enables the operator to take timely and appropriate action against a possible threat. The modular Xpeller system concept allows customised solutions to be created by combining individual devices from the product family depending on customer requirements and the local conditions.