Spectrum Dominance

Dominating the information space

HENSOLDT South Africa is responsible for a large portion of HENSOLDT’s spectrum dominance portfolio, with a specific focus on electronic warfare and land-based signal intelligence solutions for the military market.

Spectrum dominance is the ability to create a clear picture of enemy emitters and own forces and to control how adversaries are using the spectrum – to know where emitters are located, what types of signals are being used and what is being transmitted.

This gives our clients information superiority, acts as a force-multiplier and ultimately gives our clients the tactical and strategic advantage in their field of operations.

HENSOLDT provides these capabilities as modular, scalable solutions – from standalone products, to light tactical solutions, up to large-scale strategic systems with integrated capabilities. HENSOLDT’s GEW solutions for land-based electronic warfare have gained a very strong reputation in the industry for more than 40 years. This, of course, while we are also continuously innovating, introducing smart solutions for the evolving threats in the modern spectrum environment.

Portfolio

  • High performance HF, V/UHF and SHF wideband direction finders
  • Ultra-compact, self-contained surveillance systems
  • Simultaneous direction finding and monitoring
  • High probability of intercepting ultra-short signals.
  • Ideal for mobile or fixed applications in the security and military environments

Direction Finders

HENSOLDT’s range of direction finders is used in electronic support systems to detect and locate transmission in the entire frequency range from 500 kHz to 9 GHz. From compact mobile deployments, to static multi-client systems, our state-of-the-art DFs address all customer requirements.

Full architecture implementation leads to very high probability of intercepting ultra-short signals. The scanrate and bandwidth capabilities are suitable for direction finding of frequency-hopping signals.

Portfolio

  • High performance HF, V/UHF and SHF wideband direction finders
  • Ultra-compact, self-contained surveillance systems
  • Simultaneous direction finding and monitoring
  • High probability of intercepting ultra-short signals.
  • Ideal for mobile or fixed applications in the security and military environments

HF, V/U/SHF & wideband direction finders

MRD7000W5

Multirole Direction Finder

MRD7090CE

Ultra Wideband Compact DF

MRD72

Multirole DF

Portfolio

  • Wide frequency range of 500 kHz up to 9 GHz
  • Instantaneous bandwidth up to 80 MHz
  • Up to 32 digital demodulators
  • Wideband recording stream up to 80 MHz
  • Compact, high performance solutions
  • Portable, fixed, mobile & semi-mobile applications

Receivers

HENSOLDT South Africa manufactures a range of sophisticated narrowband and wideband software defined receivers (SDR), covering the frequency range from 9kHz to 9 GHz. Designed for high reliability and endurance and qualified to military standards, our receiver range is used for land, sea and air applications.

The GRX family of software defined multi-channel monitoring receivers are the ideal and most economic solution for modern COMINT systems. Traditional narrowband signal monitoring capabilities such as AF/IF streaming, demodulation and recording, are combined with wideband SDR technologies, to drive automated processes such as advanced data decoding and signal analysis functions. With multiple receiver channels in a rugged and compact rack, the GRX receivers are suitable for fixed and mobile applications.

The MRR8001 family is the latest generation of wideband receivers based on advanced frontend circuitry and SDR (software definable receiver) digital signal processing of the HF or V/UHF bands. The receivers offer an ultra-wide bandwidth, allowing multirole system implementations, e.g.  multiple demodulators in a wide bandwidth, recording of wideband IF and data for analysis of wideband data networks.

Portfolio

  • Wide frequency range of 500 kHz up to 9 GHz
  • Instantaneous bandwidth up to 80 MHz
  • Up to 32 digital demodulators
  • Wideband recording stream up to 80 MHz
  • Compact, high performance solutions
  • Portable, fixed, mobile & semi-mobile applications

HF, V/UHF & SHF software-definable receivers

Portfolio

  • Versatile electronic attack system for ground-mobile, tactical or fixed applications
  • High-speed processing with very low latency, for instant response to threat signals
  • Modular software with powerful, yet user-friendly interfaces
  • Countermeasures against modern spread-spectrum communications

Jammers

HENSOLDT manufactures a range of advanced communications EA sub-systems and RCIED jammers.

The GRJ range of communications jamming systems integrate wideband surveillance receivers with powerful jamming processors and synthesisers that feature some of the most advanced signal attack methods on the market today. 

The GEW® GRJ-range of electronic attack (EA) and surveillance systems control the adversary’s ability to communicate and use the electromagnetic spectrum – either by disrupting it, or manipulating it. Application-specific power amplifiers and antennas make the GRJ systems effective and versatile jamming solutions for ground-mobile, tactical, or fixed applications. The systems provide fast spectrum surveillance, ultra-low reaction latency, advanced exciter algorithms and multi-waveform counter-measures against the latest-generation signals. Featuring advanced architecture, the systems simultaneously target point-to-point radio links and new-generation multi-standard networks seamlessly. With high-performance wideband receivers and digital demodulation functionality, the systems offer excellent spectrum surveillance and signal monitoring performance, which is vital for conducting effective jamming missions.

Our new-generation software-defined multirole jammer combines a responsive jammer to counter RCIEDs for vehicle-based patrol activities and a tactical communications jamming capability in a single compact system. The GMJ9’s advanced architecture simultaneously targets point-to-point radio links and new generation multi-standard cellular networks seamlessly with multiple overlapping and independent transmitter channels and adaptive waveform algorithms.

The GMJ9000 series of jammers are designed to defend against potential RCIED threats.

Portfolio

  • Versatile electronic attack system for ground-mobile, tactical or fixed applications
  • High-speed processing with very low latency, for instant response to threat signals
  • Modular software with powerful, yet user-friendly interfaces
  • Countermeasures against modern spread-spectrum communications

Portfolio

  • Compact Watson Watt antenna arrays
  • Compact multiband Interferometric DF antenna arrays
  • Full size HF and V/UHF antenna systems
  • HF and V/UHF monitoring antennas
  • SHF antenna and down converters
  • Integrated down-converter and DF switching units

Antennas

HENSOLDT South Africa offers a portfolio of advanced direction finding and monitoring antennas developed in-house, or designed and produced by trusted original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Combining state-of-the-art active and passive element designs to achieve outstanding sensitivity and accuracy, the range of antennas used in our systems further enhance the performance of our receiver and direction finding solutions.

We also manufactures a range of specialist antenna distribution units, which interface the receivers with the various antenna arrays. HENSOLDT SA manufactures its own range of antenna multicouplers and antenna distribution units, for use in COMINT systems. Using these antenna distribution units, virtually any number of receivers can be connected to monitoring antennas without RF interaction between the receivers or loss of sensitivity.

Portfolio

  • Compact Watson Watt antenna arrays
  • Compact multiband Interferometric DF antenna arrays
  • Full size HF and V/UHF antenna systems
  • HF and V/UHF monitoring antennas
  • SHF antenna and down converters
  • Integrated down-converter and DF switching units

Antennas & Switching Units

MRA50

Communications electronic attack

Portfolio

  • Fully automatic task based signal detection, tracking and analysis
  • Easily deployable and extendable by customer
  • High performance signal analysis algorithms
  • Support of a large number of HENSOLDT Receivers and Direction Finders

Signal Analysis

Advanced signal detection, IF recording, streaming, automatic modulation recognition, automatic protocol recognition and data decoding of as many signals possible within a search band in a HENSOLDT Technologies ifs-based Communications Intelligence (COMINT) system, while simultaneously ensuring that the top five frequencies are immediately handled upon activity detection with the highest priority.

Portfolio

  • Fully automatic task based signal detection, tracking and analysis
  • Easily deployable and extendable by customer
  • High performance signal analysis algorithms
  • Support of a large number of HENSOLDT Receivers and Direction Finders

Interactive & fully automated signal analysis

SAS2000

Signal Analysis

SAS3000

Signal analysis

Portfolio

  • Custom designed to client requirements
  • Flexible solutions that are easy to deploy
  • Rugged construction for long lifespan
  • Supplied as shelter-only solutions, or equipped with HENSOLDT technology

Shelters

Our range of shelters is designed with maximum flexibility to adapt to tactical and transportable requirements of most armed forces around the world, provide ease of setup and meet long lifespan requirements with rugged construction.

Numerous configurations are available to suit any mission and a range of different applications.

Portfolio

  • Custom designed to client requirements
  • Flexible solutions that are easy to deploy
  • Rugged construction for long lifespan
  • Supplied as shelter-only solutions, or equipped with HENSOLDT technology

Shelter solutions

Military shelters