Airbus Defense and Space Inc. and its affiliate, Airbus Defence and Space completed factory acceptance testing of the TRS-4D naval radar scheduled to go aboard the U.S. Navy’s Freedom-class variant of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) starting with LCS-17 combat ship being built by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training Fincantieri, Marinette Marine and Gibbs & Cox.
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 Navy F-125 combat frigates. The TRS 4D will be the first AESA rotating radar aboard a US Navy ship.
This new radar combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to achieve fast generation of target tracks.
The TRS-4D radar has been chosen for the four Freedom-class based multi-mission ships the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to procure from the U.S. via the foreign military sales program.