HENSOLDT at a glance

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Company profile

HENSOLDT is a German champion in the defence industry with a leading market position in Europe and a global reach. Headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich/Germany, the company develops sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT also continuously expands its Cyber portfolio and develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity.

HENSOLDT’s main areas of activity include intelligence and reconnaissance sensors, solutions for controlling the electromagnetic spectrum and mission avionics systems. The company combines various mission-critical sensor technologies to create package solutions that allow detection capabilities to be substantially improved through sensor and data fusion. In this way, HENSOLDT helps to avert threats to armed forces and society.

In particular, HENSOLDT focuses on key technologies as defined by the German government in the categories of sensor technology and controlling the electromagnetic spectrum. The company drives their development in its competence centres at its main sites in Germany, France, the UK and South Africa.

We categorise our technology and products into four divisions: (i) Radar, IFF & COMMS, (ii) Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions, (iii) Customer Solutions and (iv) Optronics and operate in the domains air, land, sea, and security.

HENSOLDT combines a resilient, customer-centric business model based on platform-independent solutions with attractive margins and promising value growth.
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Our strategy is built around our vision to become Europe’s leading, platform-independent provider of defence and security sensor solutions with global reach. In particular, we focus on five dimensions of our business: (i) innovation, (ii) our customers, (iii) operational excellence, (iv) M&A, and (v) our culture.

As a German high-tech company with a global brand, innovation is intrinsic to HENSOLDT’s DNA. Accordingly, the company has invested significantly in research and development in recent years and supports in-house innovation with its HENSOLDT Ventures start-up incubator. The main focus is on the use of AI-based technologies such as machine learning and big data analysis. HENSOLDT is very successful at turning innovative ideas into market-ready products, such as the Xpeller counter-UAV system and the TwInvis passive radar. Through the development of groundbreaking key technology, HENSOLDT helps to protect soldiers, security personnel and critical infrastructure.

Furthermore, we intend to continue to use value-accretive acquisitions to accelerate our growth. HENSOLDT will use its strong market position as a German defence and security sensor solutions champion to leverage its geographical expansion. We are also committed to promoting a corporate culture of shared success.

Key Figures


HENSOLDT was created from various former Airbus activities in the areas of defense and security electronics. We became independent from Airbus in 2017 and have since operated as a stand-alone company.

Further information about the history of HENSOLDT can be found on our company website.

HENSOLDT's Heritage


HENSOLDT’s know-how is based on the pioneering spirit of our renowned predecessor companies.

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