Hensoldt upgrades TRS-3D radars of Germany Navy’s two K130 corvettes

16 February 2021 (Last Updated February 16th, 2021 13:19)

Sensor technologies provider Hensoldt has secured a naval radar modernisation contract from German procurement authority Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw).

Hensoldt upgrades TRS-3D radars of Germany Navy’s two K130 corvettes
K130 class corvette with TRS-3D radar antenna on main mast. Graphic: HENSOLDT AG.

Sensor technologies provider Hensoldt has secured a naval radar modernisation contract from German procurement authority Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw).

Under the contract, the company will upgrade the TRS-3D radars on two German Navy Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes and an associated shore facility.

Hensoldt did not disclose the value of the deal. Deliveries of the corresponding electronic components replacement will take place this year.

TRS-3D is a modular, countermeasure-resistant, medium-range air and surface surveillance system.

The multi-mode surveillance and target acquisition radar is a fully coherent phased array C band radar capable of fully automatic detection and track initiation. It is also capable of classifying various types of targets.

With the help of Hensoldt identification system MSSR 2000, the TRS-3D radar can correlate the position and movement data of targets.

Over 60 TRS-3D radars are in service with navies and coastguards across the world.

Besides K130 corvettes, TRS-3D radars are fitted on the US Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters, US Navy Littoral Combat Ships, as well as Finnish Navy and the Norwegian Coast Guard ships.

Headquartered in Germany, Hensoldt employs over 5,500 people. In 2019, the company generated revenues of €1.11bn.

In August 2019, Hensoldt secured a contract to supply its naval radar system for the second batch of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes after clearing the factory acceptance test (FAT).