HENSOLDT announced its plans to expand its industrial footprint in the UK by strengthening its subsidiary Kelvin Hughes and renaming it HENSOLDT UK. HENSOLDT acquired Kelvin Hughes in 2017 and created a security solutions product line at Kelvin Hughes’ Enfield site.
The announced was made at this year’s DSEI by HENSOLDT’s CEO Thomas Müller in company with Russel Crowe at the first day of his new assignment as HENSLDT UK’s new CEO.
Kelvin Hughes, with approximately 200 employees, designs, produces and markets radar sensors mainly for maritime and security applications. Among their products is the SharpEye solid state high performance pulse Doppler radar family as well as the CxEye Command and Control software that allows the integration of multiple radar and camera sensors into a comprehensive sensor package. The company generates revenues of more than €30 million. Their products are used by more than 30 navies and coastguards worldwide.
Based on Kelvin Hughes’ product and capability portfolio HENSOLDT UK participates in all of the UK Royal Navy’s current shipbuilding programmes with the exception of the QUEEN ELIZABETH class aircraft carriers. Further perspectives include the Type 31E frigates as well as a UK market approach for the Ulm-based sensors like the TRS 3D and TRS 4D family of radars which, among others, has been selected for the US Navy’s LCS programme as well as the German F125 frigates and the new batch of K130 corvettes.