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HENSOLDT's naval radars to operate on littoral combat ships

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August 27, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

HENSOLDT's naval radars to operate on littoral combat ships
Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

VIENNA, Va. Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT Inc. has installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy?s Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

 

After passing acceptance trials on Lake Michigan, the radar on-board LCS 17 (Indianapolis) was delivered by Freedom Variant LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, to the Navy. The second radar has been installed aboard LCS 19 (St. Louis) and is preparing for acceptance trials.

The TRS-4D radar for LCS is a rotating version of the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fixed panel TRS-4D radar currently going aboard the German F-125 frigates. The TRS-4D will be the first AESA rotating radar aboard a Navy ship.

The new radar combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to achieve fast generation of target tracks. The radar is software-defined and programmable by the customer, enabling designers to maximize modularity.

 

 

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