Xpeller Rapid Hensoldt rapid-deployable counter-UAV system

At International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) 2018 in Berlin, the sensor solutions provider Hensoldt unveiled a new example in its Xpeller counter-UAV system line, a compact and deployable version called the "Xpeller Rapid."

Xpeller Rapid Hensoldt s rapid deployable counter UAV system 

A rooftop Xpeller Rapid, Hensoldt’s rapid-deployable counter-UAV system (Picture source: Hensoldt)

The new configuration combines a radar system, a camera, radio detectors, and jammers within a single package. The system can either be integrated into a vehicle or used in a transport container for rapid deployment. Thanks to sensor fusion, which is achieved via a smart control software application, UAV-relevant signals are detected, and the company says high precision and extremely short reaction times are ensured.

The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar systems, cameras, and radio frequency detectors, as well as direction finders and jammers. Xpeller uses sensors to detect and identify a UAV/drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a few hundred meters up to several kilometers. Based on real-time analyses of the control signals, a jammer then interrupts the link between drone and pilot or interferes with its navigation.

As it is modular, the Xpeller concept allows customized solutions to be created by combining individual devices from within the product family, depending on customer requirements and the local conditions. This allows the customer to select from a set of components and countermeasures.


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