Hensoldt selected for Germany’s new SIGINT capability

German defence electronic solutions provider Hensoldt has been awarded a contract to deliver the country’s new Pegasus airborne electronic signals intelligence (SIGINT) system.

Awarded by the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on June 2 and described by Hensoldt as a “billion-dollar contract”, the company will integrate the Pegasus SIGINT system into three Bombardier Global 3000 aircraft.

Pegasus SIGINT platform
Hensoldt has considerable experience in the development of electronic signals intelligence systems. Hensoldt

Hensoldt will act as general contractor for the programme and responsible for the production of the SIGINT system, while Lufthansa Technik will procure the three Global 3000 aircraft and perform required modifications to install the Pegasus technology.

“Pegasus… forms the core for a sovereign reconnaissance network and the basis for future capability development in the field of self-protection and electronic warfare," said Celia Pelaz, Hensoldt’s head of strategy and head of the Spectrum Dominance and Airborne Solutions Division.

Altogether, almost 30 companies from all over Germany are involved in the project as suppliers and partners.