New generation developmentNew TR modules from Airbus Defence & Space
Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new generation of transmit & receive modules which give new AESA radar systems with electronic beam scanning (AESA = Active Electronically Scanned Array) previously unattained performance.
“Our new-generation modules increase performance, while the cost of production is reduced,” says Thomas Müller, head of Airbus Defence and Space's Electronics business line. “This means that the advantages of AESA technology are now also open to areas in which they could not be used previously.” As examples Müller cited the surveillance of coasts and industrial facilities, but also the use on board small navy ships or coast guard vessels.
The Airbus Defence and Space products using the new TRMs include the Eurofighter’s future e-scan radar and the security radars in the Spexer family. The new generation of modules also enables the Spexer systems to reach significantly higher detection ranges compared to conventional coastal protection radar.