TRS-4D™ (AESA technology) Multi-mode Naval Radar

TRS-4D™ is the latest, most advanced member of the company’s market leading TRS C-Band radar family, designed to answer the operational needs of today and tomorrow.
TRS-4D™ is the latest, most advanced member of the company’s market leading TRS C-Band radar family, designed to answer the operational needs of today and tomorrow.

TRS-4D™ is Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.’s latest offering in the C-Band (NATO G-Band) multi-mode naval radar family. It is available with a single face rotating antenna and also as a four fixed-panel configuration.

Using Gallium Nitride Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) sensor technology with multiple digitally formed beams, the new generation TRS-4D™ opens a new dimension for maritime missions that face advance threats with its increased sensitivity and ability to rapidly generate tracks.

The single panel rotating version uses an innovative combination of electronic scanning technology and mechanical rotation, to paint contacts more often than radars that only rotate mechanically. This allows for unprecedented surveillance and unmatched threat detection and tracking performance to extend mission success and platform survivability. TRS-4D™ supports the countering of conventional and asymmetric threats.

To ensure that current and emerging operational needs are covered, the new radar offers the following capabilities:

  • Outstanding reaction time. Supports survivability and lethality. Fast track initiation and confirmation. Superior detection of low-signature air and surface targets. Evaluation of threats based on proven, reliable classification strategies. Compatible with a variety of fire and forget weapons.
     
  • Advanced high-priority targeting. Accurate tracking of small, fast-moving targets and countering of asymmetric threats. Intensified threat surveillance for high-priority areas when tactical situation warrants.
     
  • Network enabled capabilities. Delivery of new capabilities for co-operative operations, such as unprecedented cued search and cued track.
     
  • High operational availability in extended missions. Use of highly reliable technology, designed for graceful degradation, eliminates a single point of failure. Supported by the same team that supports the market leader in multi-mode naval radars.
     
  • Designed for today and tomorrow. Flexible software-defined radar management, programmable by the customer if desired. Open standards, substitution of customer processing possible. Adaptable for emerging mission needs throughout a ship’s lifecycle.
     
  • Lower overall weight than previous systems, allows ships to recover reserve buoyancy that can be used to support other capabilities.

TRS-4D™ enables operational capabilities in both blue water and littoral environments.

 

Functional Capabilities

  • 3D air volume surveillance with fast target alert
  • High range resolution surface surveillance
  • Target designation to combat management system for AAW and ASuW
  • Surface gun fire control with splash detection
  • Ship-controlled helicopter approach (SCA) support
  • Jammer detection, tracking and suppression
  • Cued search with enhanced detection performance for a dedicated sector
  • Cued track with high-accuracy target tracking for missile guidance
  • Sector scanning with non-rotating antenna
  • Target classification
  • Integrated IFF
  • Easy integration with various combat management systems
 

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