The US Chose Airbus for LCS Programme

The US Chose Airbus for LCS Programme 12 November, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space was awarded a contract on 9 November by prime contractor Lockheed Martin for TRS-4D naval radars to be installed on the US Navy’s Freedom class littoral combat ships. TRS-4D uses gallium nitrade active electronically scanned array sensor technology with a rotating panel. A fixed-panel variant of the same radar is curretly deployed on German F-125 frigates. TRS-4D is designed for several tasks such as automatic detection and tracking of air and sea targets, gunfire support and aircraft control alongside the obvious surveillance and target acquisition missions. Airbus Defence and Space has already delivered three systems to the US Navy.

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