Hensoldt is delivering three Spexer2000 3D radars and one Z:NightOwl M camera as Xpeller module packages for the German Armed Forces.

The radars and camera, which are being delivered as part of the GUARDION overall system of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and its partners, will be used in five drone defence systems.

The container-based drone defence systems will protect the German Army’s operating bases in their operational areas.

Hensoldt Ventures Business Development and Sales head Markus Wolf said: “We are herewith supporting the Bundeswehr in close cooperation and coordination with ESG as prime contractor and system integrator.

“Our high-performance sensors complement the ESG GUARDION system perfectly to achieve the required performance spectrum. The Spexer2000 3D radar is characterized by outstanding detection capabilities, especially against asymmetric threats.

“The Z:NightOwl M camera was specially developed for high ranges. With it, we support drone defence against so-called Class I drones, that is, unmanned aircraft weighing up to 25kg.”

Xpeller is modular and scalable and can be tailored according to customer requirements.

Earlier this week, Hensoldt delivered its Spexer 2000 3D radar for the German Army’s C-UAS.

Under a contract, the company will supply ten Spexer third-generation systems to system integrator Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

In a separate development, Hensoldt is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) in September, reported Reuters.

Buyout firm KKR is preparing for the stock market listing of the German defence supplier, which could take its valuation to $2.9bn-$3.5bn inclusive of debt.