Federal Chancellor Scholz visits sensor specialist HENSOLDT

Company pledges support for the expansion of the Bundeswehr

Defence Industry
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz with CEO Thomas Müller and employees of HENSOLDT AG in the sensor provider’s radar production facility. Photo: HENSOLDT

Ulm/Germany. Sensor specialist HENSOLDT has promised German Chancellor Olaf Scholz short- and medium-term supplies to expand the capabilities of the Bundeswehr. Commenting on the visit to HENSOLDT’s Ulm site, the Chancellor said: “Here in Ulm we can see how innovative and central components of defence electronics are developed and manufactured. The Hensoldt company thus contributes to Germany being a valued partner in alliance defence.”

HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller affirmed, “We demonstrated the performance and technological leadership of our sensor systems to the Chancellor during our tour. These systems are already protecting Ukraine today and we also supply them to the Bundeswehr and to our partner nations. HENSOLDT is always ready and able to help expand the capabilities of the Bundeswehr in the short and medium term.”  As examples, he cited the Eurofighter’s electronic warfare capability, the “Pegasus” signals intelligence system and the TRML-4D radar as part of the IRIS-T air defence system. Müller emphasised: “The chancellor’s visit to a key German technology company with federal participation is a special recognition for all HENSOLDT employees of their work for the protection and security of our country.”

At HENSOLDT’s Ulm site, more than 2,500 employees are engaged in the development and production of radars and defence electronics systems. A large proportion of the employees are engineers and technicians, and around 240 trainees and dual students are undergoing training.