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By combining artificial intelligence, digitisation and Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technologies, Hensoldt has developed a jamming system (“jammer”) called KALAETRON ATTACK, which jams even the latest Russian radars, protecting aircraft against enemy air defence, Hensoldt writes in a press release. According to the company, KALAETRON ATTACK has recently proven its effectiveness in current threat scenarios in extensive ground tests. It is part of Hensoldt’s digital KALAETRON product family, which is used in the NH90’s self-protection system and for signal intelligence with the German armed forces, among others.

The core elements of the system are a digitised, broadband sensor and effector, an electronically controllable jammer and a condensed structure of the electronic components made possible by metallic 3D printing. The jammer can be easily integrated with pod formats commonly used worldwide and various flying platforms, but can also be scaled for sea and land applications, Hensoldt emphasises. The next development step planned for summer 2022 is to install it in an aircraft in order to confirm the laboratory results in realistic flight tests. KALAETRON ATTACK provides the basis for new electronic warfare capabilities of the Eurofighter TYPHOON. Hensoldt writes.