HENSOLDT and Thales Join Forces to Equip German Navy F126 Frigates
HENSOLDT and Thales Join Forces to Equip German Navy F126 Frigates

HENSOLDT and Thales Join Forces to Equip German Navy F126 Frigates

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has signed a contract worth over a hundred million Euros with mission combat system integrator Thales, to deliver its TRS-4D naval radar to the future multi-purpose frigates F126 of the German Navy. HENSOLDT’s TRS-4D radar will be installed in its non-rotating version with four fixed-panel arrays. The integration of the radar on the ships and shore installations will be done by Thales to deliver a mission and combat system that complies with the German requirements. Contracted in 2020, F126 is the latest frigate programme for the German Navy. The F126 class will consist of four ships (with an option for two more ships); the program also includes multiple land-based test and training sites. The first frigate F126 is expected to be delivered to the customer in 2028. The entire programme will run for over ten years.

“Our TRS-4D and its high-end components are deployed onboard several German Navy ships offering a high degree of commonalities to the customer. I am proud that we are able to offer the German Navy, together with Thales’ sensor technology and combat system, a comprehensive and truly European solution,” said Markus Rothmaier, Vice President Naval & Ground Radars at HENSOLDT.

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Gerben Edelijn, Vice President Thales Above Water Systems: “We are happy to work together with HENSOLDT and give the Frigates F126 a sensor suite that fully complies with the German requirements. German and Netherlands’ navies and industry have a long tradition of working together with formidable results and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition.”

First deliveries are scheduled for 2025. With this system, in combination with other systems and sensors onboard, F126 has the ability to operate in the most complex maritime environments, and therefore contribute internationally to securing safety and stability. Radars of the TRS-4D product family are already in service in different versions onboard German Navy ships, among them the Frigate F125 and the Corvette K130 (second batch) and benefit from continuous product improvements and advantages with regards to spare part management and training. For this reason, TRS-4D NR has been pre-selected by the German Navy.

HENSOLDT is a leading defence company with a global reach. HENSHOLDT develops innovative and customer-specific solutions in the fields of radar, electronic warfare, avionics, and optronics. As a technology leader, we expand our portfolio continuously to combat a wide range of threats. With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technologies – to build a confident future crucial. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organizations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

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