HENSOLDT partners with Smith Myers to create enhanced Mission Management System

Launch at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

EuroNav 7 can now also display the location of mobile phones on its mission map. Photo: HENSOLDT AG

Anaheim/USA, 26 February 2024 – Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has announced that its EuroNav 7 mission system for critical airborne applications is now enhanced with the integration of Smith Myers’ award-winning ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Detection, Location, and Communication System.  

“This is a winning combination that is making waves in the avionics industry. Tailored for the helicopter elite, this powerhouse duo is more than just a tool. It's an exclusive pass to a new level of control and safety”, says Michael Gröninger, Managing Director of HENSOLDT Avionics. “This partnership of proven systems is targeting expansion worldwide across a growing customer base deploying essential systems for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, where every move is executed with precision.” 

 EuroNav 7, integrated with ARTEMIS, stands out in its ability to identify, locate and interact with cell phones. This feature not only enables effective help for people in distress, but also provides first-class support in disaster control and in the fight against people smuggling and supporting other maritime patrol operations. The system also detects the cell phone’s country of origin making it the perfect tool for detecting border intrusions.  

“ARTEMIS interacts with and geolocates the cell phone quickly and precisely using the cellular protocol itself.  EuroNav 7 displays this information and enables the automatic steering of other sensors onto the cell phone’s location. The location of thousands of handsets can be established very quickly and displayed on EuroNav 7”, explains Andrew Munro, Managing Director of Smith Myers.  

EuroNav takes the lead by integrating a full range of operational features that perfectly complement the ARTEMIS system. This combination is now available via the off-the-shelf EuroNav 7 product, making it the ultimate in operational excellence. 

  • Precision Identification and Location: EuroNav 7 with ARTEMIS allows aircrew to precisely identify and locate cellular handsets with unmatchable speed. 

  • Enhanced Situational Awareness: The combination of mass mapping and geofencing from ARTEMIS in EuroNav 7, facilitates operations in complex environments. 

  • Extended Range and Flexibility: With a range of more than 30 km, ARTEMIS and          EuroNav 7 extend the limits of use allowing the sensor suite to “see further quicker, and more accurately”. 

  • Integrated Features: with integrated AIS cellular and maritime data can be overlayed in real time. COSPAS SARSAT identifies and locates emergency and personal locator beacons. 

Meet us at HAI 2024 Expo, Booth 6906, and witness EuroNav 7 with ARTEMIS in action on our flight simulator.  



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 fusion, artificial intelligence and cyber security. With approximately 7,000 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.85 billion euros in 2023. HENSOLDT is listed in the MDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

About Smith Myers  

Smith Myers Communications Ltd is an award-winning UK company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and support of application-specific cellular network and handset capabilities for Network Operators, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Military, and Search and Rescue organisations. Awards include the Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal; ADS Security Innovation Awards, British Engineering Excellence Award, and ICCA (International Critical Communications) Award. ARTEMIS can quickly identify and accurately locate mobile telephones in the challenging airborne SAR environment, even where there is no cellular network present.  ARTEMIS can detect cellular handsets at extended ranges (30Km+) and provide unique capabilities such as mass-mapping and geofencing, which lead to more rapid positive outcomes, even in low light/IMC conditions.  ARTEMIS is not a DF system but uses cellular (2G/3G/4G/5G) protocols to interact with the handsets. 


Press contact HENSOLDT: 

Alexander Ogger
Tel.: +49 7364.9557-984
Mail: alexander.ogger@hensoldt.net 

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