“XpellerGear” also provides protection against radio-controlled bombs.
Munich/Paris, 7 June 2018 – At Eurosatory, the international defense and security
exhibition in Paris, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will be showcasing for the first
time a portable version of its counter-UAV system Xpeller, called “XpellerGear”, which also
can be used to provide protection against radio remote-controlled bombs, so-called RCIEDs
(= radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices).
The new configuration combines a radio detector with a jammer. As soon as the radio
detector acquires a signal evidently controlling a UAV, the jammer can override this signal,
thus severing the connection between the UAV and its operator. A smart detection algorithm
with integrated signature database guarantees highly precise detection of all UAV-relevant
signals and extremely short response times.
The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar systems,
cameras and radio frequency detectors as well as direction finders and jammers. Xpeller
uses sensors to detect and identify a drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a
few hundred meters up to several kilometers. This enables the operator to take timely action
against a possible threat. The modular Xpeller system concept allows customized solutions
to be created by combining individual devices from the product family depending on
customer requirements and the local conditions. This means that the customer can select
from a building set made up of radar, radio frequency and optical components together with
various countermeasures. HENSOLDT can provide advice and support by analyzing the
weaknesses, for example, in order to help the customer compile an individual security
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defense and security
electronics. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, is a market leader in
civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter a wide variety of
threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security.
With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than
€1 billion per year.