The Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar System (TRML-3D) from EADS Defence and Communications Systems has been successfully delivered to the Lithuanian Air Force. The contract promised the delivery of three such systems with the last being received in August.

The system is a self-contained mobile 3D radar with an integrated secondary radar system and operator workstations contained in one vehicle. The system was created to be rapidly deployable and highly mobile for fast camp and decampment. It is a fully coherent multi-mode phased array surveillance and target acquisition radar system designed for short and medium range detection and air defence. 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 200 km with an antenna scan time between two and nine seconds, depending on the mode. It can be deployed as a standalone radar or can be integrated into air defence networks in coordination with other radars and command control systems, taking no more than 10 minutes to become fully operational.

The delivery of the TRML-3D marks the first surveillance modernisation efforts on behalf of the Lithuanian Air Force. Stefan Zoller, president and CEO of EADS Defence and Communications Systems, commented on this major milestone: “The modernisation of Lithuania’s air surveillance system was a needed step to meet the requirements of today’s homeland security needs.”