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26 November 2014
Defence and Space

Airbus Defense and Space delivers more naval radars to US Navy Littoral Combat Ship program under contract to Lockheed Martin

TRS-3D naval radar
Summary

TRS-3D (AN SPS-75) radar provides information superiority in maritime security

TRS-3D naval radar
 

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., has installed and put into operation the third TRS-3D naval radar for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program through its agreement with LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. The radar has been integrated on the third “Freedom” variant of the new Littoral Combat Ships, “Milwaukee” (LCS 5). In total, eight TRS-3D radars, designated AN/SPS-75 by the U.S. Navy, have passed their equipment acceptance tests, each now in varying stages of installation within the “USS Freedom” variant ships.

“The TRS-3D is the choice for ships with multi-mode radar requirements, as evidenced by it being a global market leader in its class”, said Aaron Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defense and Space Inc.’s Communications, Intelligence, Security & Electronics division.

The TRS-3D is a three-dimensional, multimode naval radar for surveillance, self-defense, gunfire support, and helicopter control. It is used to automatically locate and track all types of air and sea targets.

Among the ships equipped with TRS-3D are the National Security Cutters of the U.S. Coast Guard, and outside the U.S., the K130 corvettes of the German Navy, the “Squadron 2000″ patrol boats of the Finnish Navy and the Norwegian Coast Guard “Nordkapp” and “Svalbard” icebreakers.

Littoral combat ships are fast, agile surface combatants optimized for operating in the highly trafficked near-shore regions of the world against asymmetric “anti-access” threats. Through its innovative design, LCS can be reconfigured for surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and mine countermeasures.

To learn more about the Airbus Group’s TRS-3D multi-mode naval radar system, visit us athttp://northamerica.airbus-group.com/north-america/usa/Airbus-Defense-and-Space/TRS- 3D/Overview.html

More Information
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About Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. 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 U.S.-based operation of Airbus Group, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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