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01 June 2016

ILA 2016: Airbus DS EBS Unites Sensor Technologies Under One Roof

At ILA 2016, Airbus Defence & Security (DS) Electronics and Border Security (EBS) presents itself as a new entity, offering key sensor technologies, various Airbus activities from the area of security and defence electronics, and developing innovative products for reconnaissance and intelligence, the protection of soldiers and the creation of situation pictures. The new entity takes full advantage of the broad technology basis established by its predecessors such as Telefunken, Zeiss, Dornier, and Siemens.

We bring together all the essential sensor technologies irrespective of a platform under a single roof and, as a result, are able to create exceptionally powerful products in the area of reconnaissance and intelligence,” Airbus DS EBS Managing Director, Thomas Müller, explained at ILA 2016. “In this way, we ensure the operational capability of the Bundeswehr and the allied armed forces and make a decisive contribution to the protection of soldiers.”

At ILA 2016, Airbus DS EBS presents its latest developments in the area of sensor technology and the creation of situation pictures. These include the ASR, one of the most powerful airport surveillance radars in the world; the TRS-4D naval radar system, which is at present being installed on the new German Navy frigates; and the MILDS missile warning sensor, which is a leading warning sensor for helicopters and wide-body aircraft in the world, with approximately 8,000 sensor units already having been sold.

Furthermore, EBS demonstrates two of its outer space applications at the ILA. The Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA) and the optical and electronic components for the BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA).

Airbus DS EBS' ASR, one of the most powerful airport surveillance radars in the world. (All photos via Airbus)

Airbus DS EBS' MILDS missile warning sensor, on NH90.

Airbus DS EBS' TRS-4D naval radar system, which is at present being installed on the new German Navy frigates.