Lockheed-Martin and EADS have announced that the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and
the Maritime Security Cutter - Large (WMSL) will be equipped with the EADS
TRS-3D naval radar system. Both companies have agreed to evaluate opportunities
of TRS-3D in other shipbuilding programs worldwide.
US Coast Guard's Maritime Security Cutter - Large (WMSL) will use the TRS-3D
radar for air search purposes. The same radar system will provide sea and air
surveillance and weapons assignment to US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).
EADS Defence Electronics will provide two TRS-3D radars for two planned LCS
Flight 0 ships and two more for the US Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System
program, one for the first WMSL and the other for the land-based test site, with
options on three more radars.
From the outset of the US Navy's LCS program and the US Coast Guard's Integrated
Deepwater System program the two services expressed their commitment to maximize
common system that could expand interoperability and logistics support.
Moreover, these systems can reduce total ownership costs through common
training, maintenance, spares and upgrades. TRS-3D was selected because it
offers better overall performance and the lower risk compared with other
The TRS-3D is a C-band, naval 3D multimode radar for air and sea surveillance
and weapon assignment. It is especially suited to detect and track fast moving
targets such as low flying aircraft, fast boats and missiles. Germany was the
launch customer for the radar type which has been installed on the F122 Bremen
frigates and is planned for the new K130 corvettes ordered by the German Navy.
In addition, the radar is operational in other ships of the navies of Denmark,
Finland, Spain and Malaysia.
This agreement was signed during Euronaval exhibition 2004 at Le Bourget in
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