As part of a modernisation programme, HENSOLDT are supplying a SERO250S submarine periscope directly to the navy of a customer in Latin America. The order volume is more than five million euros. This is already the second order from this customer. Up to now, the two submarines of the 209 series were equipped with periscopes of the SERO 40 Stab type, also from the company. The SERO250 is equipped with improved optics that include high-definition and low-level light cameras as standard. Night vision capability is provided by an additional infrared (IR) camera. The modernisation gives the equipped boats night vision capability for the first time and contributes significantly to digitalisation and extended service life.
“As a retrofit solution for the periscope previously used by the customer, the SERO250S is ideal. The variant of the periscope, which we will deliver in spring 2024, allows submarines to adapt more flexibly to changing operating conditions in all weather and light conditions,” explains Andre Stascheit, Head of the Marine Business Unit at HENSOLDT Optronics.
The SERO 250 is available in an attack and search version, SERO 250 A and SERO 250 S. The SERO250S is additionally equipped with active laser and passive stadiametric range finding. This allows submarines to easily adjust to changing operational conditions and to fulfil complex requirements for reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence gathering. To facilitate integration, all SERO250 variants can be operated as a stand-alone system or integrated into existing (or renewed) combat management systems. The periscope system enables the user to monitor surface and air activity, to collect navigational data and to detect and identify targets.
HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.