Navantia demonstrates TRS-3D integration in CATIZ combat system

30 March 2012 (Last Updated March 30th, 2012 04:00)

Navantia has successfully specified, developed and tested the integration of the Cassidian-built TRS-3D radar system CATIZ command and control system software.

CATIZ command and control system

Navantia has successfully specified, developed and tested the integration of the Cassidian-built TRS-3D radar system CATIZ command and control system software.

Integration tests of CATIZ were jointly conducted by Navantia subsidiary FABA and Cassidian at FABA's land-based test site.

During the demonstration, the radar validated its air and sea tracks management capability in addition to the assignment of surface tracks as gun fire support to be engaged through gun control system.

The TRS-3D radar system also validated its capability to handle suppression zones and electronic information disturbance reports.
The radar system is a standard, naval multimode surface and air surveillance and target acquisition radar that is capable of detecting multiple surface and air targets simultaneously.

The lightweight, multifunction radar can integrate with various shipboard systems and C4ISR suites to provide surveillance, weapon fire control, and helicopter detection and guidance.

The radar features dual-target gunfire support mode to provide use of medium-calibre guns without an electro-optical or radar tracker and the rapid update rate provides high-explosive projectile detection with tailored waveforms.

The lightweight system also features specific operational modes for electronic stabilisation to neutralise to protect the vessels against sea-skimming cruise missiles and attack helicopters in choppy coastal waters.

The modern suite of Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM) will increase jamming resistance and interference while supporting combat management system with sophisticated data, correlating the primary and secondary radar plots/tracks within its own radar tracker.

The TRS-3D can be used as stand-alone radar for the special requirements of smaller ships operating in coastal waters and also on frigates and larger ships as the main squadron and self-defence radar.

Image: Navantia tests Cassidian-built TRS-3D radar system integration in its software of CATIZ command and control system. Photo: Navantia.