EADS Defence & Security Delivers Naval Radar to Lockheed Martin for U.S. Littoral Combat Ship Program

EADS Defence & Secu­ri­ty has deliv­ered the sec­ond TRS-3D naval radar to Lock­heed Mar­tin, a prime con­trac­tor for the U.S. Navy Lit­toral Com­bat Ship pro­gram. The radar is due to be inte­grat­ed on the third of the new Lit­toral Com­bat Ships (LCS 3), the USS Fort Worth.

The first radar has been in suc­cess­ful oper­a­tion for a year and a half aboard the first LCS, USS Free­dom, where it played a key role in the ship’s first deploy­ment. Through­out USS Freedom’s deploy­ment the ship and crew con­duct­ed a series of drug inter­dic­tions in which more than five tons of cocaine were seized. 

“In the lit­toral envi­ron­ment, radars play an inte­gral role in bor­der pro­tec­tion, and EADS is proud to pro­vide a solu­tion to the Navy that is not only low-weight but low-cost,” said Sean O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North Amer­i­ca. “This lat­est deliv­ery is fur­ther evi­dence of our com­mit­ment to the U.S. cus­tomer and our con­tin­u­ing sup­port for its over­all home­land secu­ri­ty mission.” 

“Pre­serv­ing mar­itime secu­ri­ty, par­tic­u­lar­ly of coastal areas, demands high­ly capa­ble sen­sors to ensure sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness at any time,” explains Bernd Wen­zler, CEO Defence Elec­tron­ics, an inte­grat­ed activ­i­ty of EADS Defence & Secu­ri­ty. “Our TRS-3D radar has proven in ser­vice that it is the right answer to these com­plex demands.” 

The TRS-3D is a three-dimen­sion­al mul­ti­mode naval radar for sur­veil­lance, self-defense, gun­fire sup­port, and heli­copter con­trol. It is used for auto­mat­i­cal­ly locat­ing and track­ing all types of air and sea tar­gets. Due to the lat­est sig­nal pro­cess­ing tech­nolo­gies, the TRS-3D is par­tic­u­lar­ly suit­ed for the ear­ly detec­tion of small, fast mov­ing objects, such as speed boats. 

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