Northern Defense Industries acquires Hensoldt Inc.

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 31 March 2023 – Northern Defense Industries, LLC (NDI), an AMS Group Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hensoldt, Inc. in an agreement to continue to provide shipboard TRS-3D and TRS-4D radar aftermarket support to include spare parts, repairs and services. This acquisition follows a long history of collaboration between AMS Group companies and Hensoldt Group Companies. Hensoldt Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of NDI.  Rob Janssen, President of NDI commented that, “NDI looks forward to seamlessly continuing the great work of Hensoldt, Inc. in support of TRS-3D and TRS-4D radars and providing steadfast support to the fleet to meet the challenges of the modern warfighter.



Taufkirchen/Germany, 31 March 2023 – Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is developing its U.S. business further by establishing HENSOLDT North America entity and concentrating on existing and future business potential in the areas of armored vehicle sensors and ground-based radar.

“HENSOLDT has established good relationships and contracts with the U.S. Army, FAA and prime contractors”, said Lew Iadarola, Head of HENSOLDT North America. “We will continue to support critical U.S. and FMS programs that require HENSOLDT’s global air, ground and naval sensors and solutions. In particular, we look forward to continuing work on the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FAA on passive radar, and the demonstration of our cutting-edge Sensor Solutions for the U.S. Army new vehicle programs such as AMPV.”

HENSOLDT continues its strong support for U.S. Government agencies, partners and customers in the defense and civil sectors. For instance, since 2020, HENSOLDT has secured important contracts to supply significant numbers of ELRF sensors to the U.S. Army M1 and Allied FMS ground combat system programs of record.

Furthermore, HENSOLDT North America successfully demonstrated advanced capabilities for “layered sensing” as well as 360 Situational Awareness and Driver Vision Systems to key representatives of the U.S. Army in early February 2023. Key stakeholders representing most of the U.S. Army’s current and future fighting vehicle inventory appreciated the outstanding performance of the systems during this day and night demonstration held at a U.S. Army training area.


About AMS Group

AMS Group, Inc. is a leading distributor, manufacturer and supplier of aerospace and defense systems, components, and subsystems. For 40 years, the Company has provided innovative technologies and logistics support to defense and security markets worldwide. AMS Group works with both U.S. and International militaries, actively supporting a broad array of air, land and sea systems.



HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defense industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defense and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defense electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,500 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in 2022. HENSOLDT is listed in the MDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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