Airbus Defense and Space naval radars support upgraded capabilities

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. has continued providing TRS-4D active electronically scanned array (AESA) to the Freedom Variant Littoral combat ship through Lockheed Martin, the Freedom-variant LCS prime contractor, the company said.

The company said a factory acceptance test was recently completed for the radar 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. Airbus Defense and Space radars have been aboard LCS since the program´s inception, with the TRS-4D´s predecessor, the AN/SPS-75 radar, going aboard each Freedom Variant LCS from LCS 1 through LCS 15.

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, VA., offers advanced solutions to meet US military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems. Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. is a division of Airbus Group, Inc., the US-based operation of Airbus Group, offering aeronautics, space and related services.