Military Embedded Systems

HENSOLDT to equip German Corvettes with its radar, IFF systems


February 18, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems


ULM, Germany. The German procurement authority BAAINBw [Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support] has selected HENSOLDT to deliver a second batch of its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF) to equip the German navy?s K130 corvettes.

The corresponding order for seven systems of each type from the German procurement authority BAAINBw are to be delivered by 2022, officials say.

Previously, HENSOLDT equipped the first K130 batch with its TRS-3D radar. For the second batch of five ships, the TRS-4D has been ordered to be supplied in a version comprising a mechanically rotating antenna (TRS-4D Rotator).

The TRS-4D has been designed to be used for anti-aircraft and anti-surface operations. Its rotating antenna combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning, which allows targets to be detected and tracked quickly. The radar can be specifically programmed and its parameters set according to the customer’s requirements and can also be adapted to any new or modified threats that may arise over the useful life of the ship.

The system also includes an MSSR 2000 I secondary radar for friend-or-foe identification (IFF), which complies with all IFF standards.


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