HENSOLDT’s ‘Kalaetron Integral’ – the Future of Signals Intelligence

Paris / Munich, 17 June 2019 – HENSOLDT, the leading sensor solutions house, is introducing a fully integrated signals intelligence (SIGINT) system named ‘Kalaetron Integral’ onto the market, which enables the detection and deep analysis of both communications and radar signals in an unprecedented bandwidth   by a single integrated system. ‘Kalaetron Integral’, part of HENSOLDT’s Kalaetron electronic warfare product family, will be presented to the public for the first time at Paris Airshow.

“With Kalaetron Integral we are giving an answer to the challenges SIGINT systems are facing”, said Celia Pelaz, Head of Spectrum Dominance/Airborne Solutions. “Communications and radar frequency bands are merging more and more, so that SIGINT systems need to cover extremely large bandwidths and to distinguish different types of signals with utmost precision. Furthermore, in current scenarios the knowledge about the interaction of communications and radar signals is a valuable asset for battlefield dominance.”

Due to its fully digital design, Kalaetron Integral detects emitters incredibly quickly over an extremely wide frequency range from 20 MHz to 40 GHz. By means of automated resource allocation and software-defined tasks, communications and radar signals can be not only detected, anlysed and monitored by a single system, but also the relationships between those emissions can be evaluated; i.e. Kalaetron Integral fulfills missions which currently require the deployment of several specific COMINT and ELINT systems.

It uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify new threat patterns from a huge amount of collected raw data and depicts an Electronic Order of Battlefield (EOB) during the mission.

As a modular system, the new Kalaetron product line is available in a wide variety of configurations, responding to different customer requirements. It can be installed on a wide variety of platforms such as business jets, transport aircraft  and UAVs.



HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions. It develops new products to counter a wide variety of threats based on innovative concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,500 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than €1 billion per year.



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