Address: Wörthstraße 85, 89077 Ulm

Tel.: +49 (0)731 392-0

Mail: info(at)hensoldt.net 

Web: www.hensoldt.net

Branch Defence Electronics
Business fields
Development and production of defence electronics equipment, including electronic protection systems for aircraft and vehicles, radar and signal intelligence systems.
Location Taufkirchen (headquarters), Ulm, Friedrichshafen, Oberkochen, Kiel, Pretoria/ Südafrika and numerous sites in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the U.S.
Employees ca. 4,000 worldwide, thereof 2,000 in Ulm


HENSOLDT is a globally leading supplier of premium sensors for security and surveillance missions. Capitalising on more than a hundred years of experience in high-performance technology, we are the world market leader for missile warning systems and submarine periscopes. Moreover, HENSOLDT is well represented in the market for radar systems,
optronics and electronic protection systems.

The company was formed from Airbus’ defence electronics activities, which were spun off from the Airbus Group in 2017 and have now entered the market together with the former Airbus DS Optronics as a new sensor house under the brand name of HENSOLDT.

Our company’s name HENSOLDT traces back to Moritz Carl Hensoldt, a German pioneer of optics and precision mechanics in the 19th century, whose name stands for premium solutions, combining excellence, innovation and efficiency. We represent a more than 100-year-old German tradition in technology by continuing the work done by such renowned predecessors as Telefunken, Dornier, Siemens Sicherungstechnik and Carl Zeiss Optronics.

HENSOLDT employs approximately 4,000 staff, generating annual revenues of about €1 billion. 

Our areas of activity include the protection of critical infrastructures, air defence, airborne self-protection, vehicle and convoy protection, signal intelligence and data links.

At HENSOLDT’s Ulm site, 2,000 employees are working in development and manufacturing of complex defence electronics equipment. More than 50 per cent are engineers, holding degrees in communications engineering and electrical engineering. Since more than 60 years the location offers training positions, with currently 100 apprentices. The globally active company opens up career opportunities for high school and university graduates as well as experienced experts.

HENSOLDT provides its employees with a comprehensive support program for health care and to balance career requirements and family duties, such as child care and nursing relatives.