About Us

Introducing HENSOLDT UK

Launched in September 2019, HENSOLDT UK brings together the combined experience, creativity and innovation of Kelvin Hughes and HENSOLDT, offering a comprehensive range of naval and security solutions.

Our Company

HENSOLDT UK, formerly Kelvin Hughes, is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of maritime navigation and surveillance radar systems. HENSOLDT UK employs over 170 employees and are headquartered in Enfield, North London. The company sets the international standard in solid state radar sensor technology with SharpEye and its market leading navigation and tactical radar display systems.

The core product technology of HENSOLDT UK is SharpEye – a radar transceiver launched in 2006 that brings military grade target detection at an affordable price to warships and offshore patrol vessels. SharpEye is a solid state pulse Doppler navigation and surface search radar sensor and differentiates to the competition through its extremely high reliability and ability to detect very small Radar Cross Section (RCS) targets in severe weather or high clutter conditions.

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Responsibility and Certifications

Taking responsibility is part of our culture. HENSOLDT stands for integrity and for compliance with the rules and values on which we base proper corporate governance. It is vital for us to integrate social, environmental and economic concerns into our values, strategy and operations in a transparent and accountable manner.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the British Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. Learn more about our support of veterans.

SharpEye Technology

HENSOLDT UK’s Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radars set the international standard in solid-state radar sensor technology. SharpEye provides unrivalled coverage, even in the toughest of conditions, it is able to detect the smallest targets on land and at sea, and at greater ranges than conventional magnetron based radars.

Our Heritage

HENSOLDT UK, formerly Kelvin Hughes, has a proud and enviable history dating back over 250 years tracing its roots back to Thomas Hughes, a Master of the Clock-makers Company, and Lord Kelvin, a prolific inventor and one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Always the market innovator for radar sensors and systems, the company has an unprecedented list of technology firsts, from the first type approved radar in 1947 to today the world’s first commercially available, affordable and multipurpose solid state radar for maritime navigation.