About us

South African innovation and capability. Global solutions for a safer world.

HENSOLDT South Africa is a pioneer of technology and innovation in defence and security electronics. The company offers a comprehensive range of products, systems and services across defence and civil markets, from electronic warfare and optronics, spectrum monitoring and security solutions, to radar, IFF and datalinks. With more than 800 South African employees across five sites in South Africa, it is the HENSOLDT Group’s largest industrial base outside of Europe and one of the largest defence and security electronics companies in South Africa.​

With a portfolio of more than sixty products and solutions, operational in more than 40 countries, HENSOLDT South Africa is one of the key players in the defence industry. Our expertise and heritage stretch back more than 50 years, shaped by foremost companies such as GEW Technologies, Airbus DS Optronics and Tellumat, to form the diverse, yet specialised organisation we are today.​

At a glance

We are the HENSOLDT Group’s largest industrial base outside of Europe and one of the largest defence and security electronics companies in South Africa.

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HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation for defence and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, our company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT also continuously expands its Cyber portfolio and develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity.

With approximately 5,600 employees, we generated revenues of  1.2 billion euros in 2020.

Over the past years, HENSOLDT has become a leading supplier for platform independent offerings deployed across the domains air, sea, land and security.

Our Values

At the heart of our company culture are the values we share, giving the success of our company a common, solid basis. These values – laid out already in our predecessor companies and developed further - are fundamental to all our doing and have a profound impact on all other areas of our business, like a house that cannot rest safely without reliable foundations.  

In this sense, the basis of everything is the value of Collaboration going together with team spirit and respect, openness, transparency and trust, i.e. overcoming organisational lines and taking on challenges as one team. Based on this foundation HENSOLDT rests on three pillars: Excellence, Ownership and Innovation. Bearing the roof of the entire building is Entrepreneurship.


One word summarizes what we all are committed to: To act on behalf of our company, take decisions, continuously aspire for excellence and accept being held responsible – in the best interest of our customers!


Ownership means we keep our world safe, we take responsibility for our decisions and actions and we are reliable towards our colleagues and our customers.


Excellence is literally the essence of our success, but only if it is paired with efficiency, agility and simplicity. Excellence is no value in itself but only insofar as it serves customer value.


Innovation is a permanent process, not so much a status, requiring curiosity, creativity and passion as well as courage to think outside of the box and even to risk failure.