Freedom Class LCS to Receive TRS-4D AESA Radars
Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. is now under contract with its affiliate, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, to provide an additional TRS-4D naval radar for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program through Freedom Class LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin.
The radar is planned to go aboard LCS-21 following the already planned installations of TRS-4D aboard LCS-17 and LCS-19.
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 class frigates. It combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to achieve fast generation of target tracks. The radar’s AESA technology delivers increased sensitivity to detect smaller targets with greater accuracy, as well as faster track generation to give LCS more time to react to advanced threats.
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