Preserving maritime security in the littoral environment requires situational awareness and self-defense at all times. With a highly capable sensor and the latest signal processing technologies, EADS North America’s TRS-3D radar is demonstrating its advanced capabilities for this mission in operation with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and other services around the world.
With more than 50 radars sold to allied nations around the world, the TRS-3D radar is the market leader in its category. Its most recent selection, announced in February 2011, is for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of a new contract with prime contractor Lockheed Martin. This latest order follows two initial deliveries for the LCS program, for installation on the USS Freedom and Fort Worth. The USS Freedom completed its maiden deployment in 2010, during which it successfully intercepted drug vessels in the Caribbean.
In addition to the U.S. Navy’s fleet, EADS North America also is providing the TRS-3D radar to the U.S. Coast Guard for its fleet of National Security Cutters.
The TRS-3D radar is available in different versions, and can serve as a stand-alone radar for the special requirements of smaller ships operating in coastal waters or as the main squadron and self-defense radar on frigates and larger ships.
It uses a phased array antenna for detection and tracking of multiple surface and air targets simultaneously, minimizing clutter interference and giving the TRS-3D excellent performance over both land and water.
This highly capable radar system can be integrated with a variety of C4ISR suites and weapons systems to provide fire and helicopter control, supporting a wide range of littoral missions. For smaller ships that contribute to big-picture maritime domain awareness, the TRS-3D radar is a best-value solution.