Modern Doppler and Dual Polarization based radar systems are prepared to offer more than the detection of hydrometeors in the atmosphere. Selex ES GmbH was the first company worldwide to successfully implement a Doppler radar based sand storm detection algorithm. The implementation was performed at Kuwait International airport. Furthermore, our mobile dual polarization based X-band radar systems have meanwhile proven excellent results with respect to the detection and tracking of volcanic ash clouds. We continuously strive to improve and extend the meteorological data processing kernel in order to derive the maximum benefit for our users worldwide.