Hensoldt wins contract to supply naval radars to Norwegian Coast Guard

25 January 2019 (Last Updated January 25th, 2019 10:04)

German firm Hensoldt has received a contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to supply the latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF system to the Norwegian Coast Guard.

Hensoldt wins contract to supply naval radars to Norwegian Coast Guard
The new Norwegian Arctic coast guard vessels will be equipped with the latest TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF system. Credit: Hensoldt.

German firm Hensoldt has received a contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to supply the latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF system to the Norwegian Coast Guard.

The radars will be integrated into the Norwegian Coast Guard’s new P6615 project Arctic coast guard vessels.

Currently, the TRS-3D and IFF Systems are in use onboard the three ‘Nordkapp’ offshore patrol vessels (OPV).

Hensoldt will decommission and upgrade the systems before re-installing them on the Arctic coast guard vessels.

The €20m contract also includes an option for upgrading the TRS-3D and IFF systems of the ‘Svalbard’ vessel, an icebreaker and OPV operated by the Norwegian Coast Guard.

According to the contract, the company is required to deliver three TRS-3D radars, including the latest solid-state technology and signal processing software.

The delivery is expected to commence from 2021, in parallel to the building programme of the new vessels.

“I am proud that our TRS-3D naval radar has proven itself with the Norwegian Coast Guard so that the customer considered its upgraded version as superior to other products.”

The TRS-3D, which is a three-dimensional multimode naval radar for air and sea surveillance, features a secondary radar MSSR 2000 I for identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) and is capable of operating all existing IFF modes.

Hensoldt CEO Thomas Müller said: “I am proud that our TRS-3D naval radar has proven itself in service with the Norwegian Coast Guard so that the customer considered its upgraded version as superior to other products.”

The TRS-3D enables automatic identification of vessels and aircraft by providing the ability to correlate plots and tracks of targets with the MSSR 2000 I identification system.

This will allow vessels to avoid friendly fire and to get a comprehensive situation picture.

The system is capable of supporting automatically locating and tracking of all types of air and sea targets and safe guidance of onboard helicopters.

The TRS-3D’s signal processing technologies also make it suitable for the early detection of low flying or slow moving objects in extreme environmental conditions.