Hensoldt’s South Korean partner company Huneed Technologies has delivered the first eight Missile Launch Detection System (MILDS) AN/AAR-60 to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).

These missile launch warning systems will be installed into the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) and the Maritime Utility Helicopter (MUH).

The system is designed to help rotary-wing and wide-body aircraft in countering the threat of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.

On behalf of Hensoldt, Huneed was responsible for producing two printed circuit boards, configuration and calibration, final assembly and testing of the MILDS.

The Hensoldt assisted Huneed to ensure timely delivery of the missile warner amid the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions.

By the end of this month, Huneed is set to deliver three additional sensors and further 85 sensors by November 2020.

Overall, the company is contracted to deliver 258 sensors, including offset commitments.

MILDS AN/AAR-60 can be installed in variety of aircraft, including NH-90, Tiger, UH-60, CH-47, C-130 and P-3.

Since its introduction, Hensoldt has sold more than 7,000 MILDS sensors.

Headquartered in Germany, Hensoldt focuses on the development of sensor technologies for defence, security and aerospace industry verticals.

The company also develops products to tackle cybersecurity and data management threats.

The German firm employs around 5,500 people and reported €1.14bn in revenue last year.

In October 2019, the company acquired Australian radar solutions and services provider IE Asia-Pacific to bolster its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.

Now, IE Asia-Pacific operates as Hensoldt Australia.