Naval radar to be supplied to German corvettes by HENSOLDT

GERMANY. The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is equipping the second batch of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes with its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF). Only six months after the order was placed, the company has now passed the factory acceptance test by the German procurement authority BAAINBw for the second system.

Graphic courtesy of HENDSOLDT.

HENSOLDT has orders for seven radars which are intended for five ships and two land-based systems and are to be delivered by 2022. The TRS-4D has now been ordered to be supplied in a version comprising a mechanically rotating antenna (TRS-4D Rotator), which is also under contract for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS).

The TRS-4D Rotator has been designed to be used for anti-aircraft and anti-surface operations. Its rotating antenna combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning, which allows targets to be detected and tracked very quickly.

The system also includes an MSSR 2000 I secondary radar for friend-or-foe identification (IFF), which complies with all IFF standards. NATO troops and their allies are currently in the process of converting their IFF systems to Mode 5, which enables the troops to take part in joint and combined operations with NATO and other allied forces.