Hensoldt, a company specialising in modern aviation sensors will be increasing Ukraine’s air defence capability with four of its high performance TRML-4D radars to augment the country’s Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM air defence system.
The first of the TRML-4D radars has already been delivered and three more will follow in the coming months. This order from Diehl Defence to Hensoldt is believed to be worth a two-digit million-euro figure but has not yet been disclosed.
The TRML-4D uses an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and is capable of detecting, tracking, and classifying multiple aerial targets. The system has a focus on small, fast and low flying manoeuvring aircraft and/or cruise missiles as well as rotary wing aircraft in the hover. The radar's radius can spread to 250km and can rapidly detect and track up to 1,500 targets.
Thomas Müller, CEO of Hensoldt, said: "The situation in Ukraine requires quick and decisive action. Due to a serial production line and the commitment of our employees, we are able to deliver such systems to protect the population in the shortest possible time."