ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- EADS North America has been contracted by Lockheed Martin to supply its TRS-3D radar systems for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships.
Under the terms of its contract, EADS North America will deliver the first radar unit to Lockheed Martin for installation in 2012. Lockheed is building 10 Littoral Combat Ships by 2015 under a recent U.S. Department of Defense award.
The TRS-3D is a standard, naval multi-mode surface and air surveillance and target acquisition radar. Designed for the complex littoral environment, it minimizes clutter interference to better detect multiple surface and air targets simultaneously.
EADS said the TRS-3D radar integrates with a variety of shipboard systems and C4ISR suites to provide surveillance, weapon fire control and helicopter detection and guidance.
"The TRS-3D is the perfect radar for light combatants operating in littoral waters," said Sean O'Keefe, chief executive officer of EADS North America. "It can perform multiple functions without adding unnecessary weight, making it suitable for a wide range of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard missions."
EADS has delivered two TRS-3D radars to Lockheed Martin for the Littoral Combat Ships, USS Freedom and Fort Worth. USS Freedom completed its maiden deployment in 2010. Installation of the radar on the Fort Worth will take place in April.
Additional contract details weren't disclosed.