Cassidian radar for Finnish patrol boat

Aug. 10, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM, Germany, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A new offshore patrol boat for the Finnish Border Guard is to be equipped with a naval radar from Cassidian.

Cassidian, which has headquarters in Germany, said the contract for its TRS-3D system was given by Finland's STX Shipyard.

"To provide reliable surveillance data during the demanding coast guard missions in the difficult littoral environment of the Finnish coastal waters you need extremely powerful sensors", said Elmar Compans, head of Sensors and Electronic Warfare at Cassidian. "Our TRS-3D radar has operationally proven that it is the right answer to these challenging requirements."

The TRS-3D radar -- for situational awareness and helicopter guidance and search-and-rescue -- features the capability to correlate plots and tracking of targets with Cassidian's MSSR 2000 I identification system for automatic identification of vessels and aircraft.

TRS-3D is already used on "Squadron 2000" patrol vessels and Hamina class ships of the Finnish navy.

Cassidian said the radar will be delivered for integration into the vessel in the middle of next year.

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