Thales purchases 12 XENTA Short Range Air Defense Radars from Weibel Scientific

January 25, 2022

For a long time air defenses have been challenged with the rise of new complex aerial threats such as UAV’s (drones). Detecting, tracking and classifying such threats have been impossible with conventional radar technology. Three years ago, Weibel Scientific set out to solve that problem and our XENTA radar is the answer to the problem. A novel and proven radar technology that classifies drones smaller than a hand as well as the conventional aerial threats.

In 2022 Weibel Scientific delivers its first XENTA radars to customers. Now we are proud to announce that Thales signs up for 12 XENTA radars, which is the biggest order to date.

The contract is signed only four months after signing a strategic cooperation agreement at the Danish Embassy in Paris between Thales and Weibel Scientific. It cements the relationship between the two companies and strengthens the commercial relations between the Danish and French defense industries.

”This contract illustrates the value and strength of our partnership. Thales and Weibel Scientific are a great match because our highly advanced and specialized radar technology compliments Thales vast portfolio, perfectly. With this contract, our ambition of becoming the number one radar supplier within Short Range Air Defence and Counter UAS is one step closer to fruition,” says Frode Scott Nilsen, CEO of Weibel Scientific.