Airbus‘ defense and space business has entered into a contract with its electronics and border security affiliate to deliver naval radars for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program.
Mike Cosentino, president of Airbus’ defense and space segment, said TRS-4D is based on active electronically scanned array technology and designed to support LCS’ transition to a frigate.
LCS’ TRS-4D radar is a rotating version of the AESA fixed panel TRS-4D radar aboard the German navy’s F-125 class frigates, Airbus noted.
TRS-4D works to detect and track various air and sea targets and aid surveillance, target acquisition, self-defense, gunfire support and aircraft control, Airbus said.
The software-defined radar is designed to accommodate changes to match future threats over the ship’s service life.
Airbus has delivered three TRS-4D radars and eight AN/SPS-75 radars for the LCS program.