Hensoldt has secured a contract to upgrade the Cobra artillery location radars, which are used by several Nato armies.

Awarded by Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), the contract requires Hensoldt to replace the Radar Target Generator (RTG).

This RTG is an essential element that is used to evaluate the performance of the radar system in a test environment and determine its optimum deployment.

Under the contract, Hensoldt will deliver a new RTG that will meet the evolving operational requirements of the user nations, including long-term deployments in stationary locations, simultaneous operation of several systems, as well as radar deployment for 24/7 surveillance missions.

Cobra is a mobile radar system used for identifying enemy artillery and missile positions and determining the flight path of projectiles to expedite protective measures.

A consortium comprising Hensoldt, Thales and Lockheed Martin developed the first configuration of the radar for the German, French and British armed forces.

Currently, more than 40 systems of various configurations are in use by Germany, France and Turkey, as well as several militaries outside Europe.

Based in Germany, Hensoldt focuses on delivering sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications.

In October, the company secured the third order from the Royal Thai Army for the supply of its TRML-3D radar, a mobile air surveillance and defence radar system. The deliveries are slated next year.

Hensoldt employs more than 5,500 people and generated a revenue of around €1.11bn in 2019.