EADS Defence & Security to protect German Army training area: TRS-3D naval radar to monitor sea and airspace - Detection of approaching aircraft or ships

11 August 2008 – EADS Defence & Security (DS) is to protect the German Armed Forces’ air defence firing range in Todendorf with its tried-and-tested TRS-3D naval radar. As the company reported on Monday, Defence Electronics (DE), an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security (DS), handed over the first naval radar in the world to be deployed in camp protection to the customer, the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB), in July. The TRS-3D, more than 50 systems of which have already been sold to various naval forces around the world, is characterised by highly sophisticated signal processing techniques allowing surveillance of the airspace, both over land and water, as well as of the surface of the sea. In addition to this, the system is equipped with the MSSR 2000 I secondary radar for automatically identifying ships and aircraft, thus preventing aircraft and vessels from approaching unnoticed. This is a major requirement for protecting the military training site situated on the Baltic Sea near Kiel since conventional radars cannot work with the necessary reliability under the varying environmental conditions over land and sea.

“The operation of military facilities requires absolutely reliable sensors not only for their own protection, but also for the protection of their surroundings,” explained Bernd Wenzler, CEO of Defence Electronics. “During deployment by naval forces and coast guard services around the world, our TRS-3D radar has shown that it is the right solution for these complex security requirements.”

The TRS-3D is a 3-dimensional multimode naval radar system for air and sea surveillance. The vessels already equipped with the TRS-3D include the German Navy’s new K130 corvettes, the US Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters and the Finnish Navy’s “Squadron 2000” patrol boats. With the latest signal processing technologies, this radar is especially suited for the early detection of low or slowly moving objects, such as helicopters, sports planes or sports boats under severe environmental conditions.

DE is an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS – with around 22,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of € 39.1 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.


Source: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)
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