MALAYSIAN MOD ORDERS EADS RADAR SYSTEM
EADS will supply Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar Systems (TRML-3D) to the Malaysian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The letter of acceptance signed with EADS to meet the defense artillery local warning radar requirements of the Malaysian Government promises the delivery of two such TRML-3D systems slated for the beginning of 2008.
The TRML-3D system, supplied by the 'Systems House' Defence and Communications Systems, is a self-contained mobile 3D radar with an integrated secondary radar system and operator workstations contained in one vehicle. It is fully interoperable with other surveillance radars and operation centers while remaining mobile and autonomous for out-of-area operations. It is a fully coherent multimode phased array surveillance and target acquisition radar system designed for short and medium range detection and air defense.
The 3D radar is capable of detecting, tracking and classifying various types of targets with a particular emphasis on small, fast and low flying aircraft, missiles and hovering helicopters. The range of the radar extends up to 200 km with an antennae scan time between 2 to 15 seconds, depending on the mode. It can be deployed as stand-alone radar or can be integrated into air defense networks in coordination with other radars and command control systems, taking no more than 10 minutes to become fully operational. The radars are to be supplied by EADS' Sensors, Avionics and Electronic Warfare House, Defence Electronics.