Germany has previously supplied Ukraine with six TRML-4D air surveillance radars. According to the office of the German Chancellor, Berlin plans to transfer two more radars of this type to Ukraine.
The TRML-4D radar, manufactured by the German company HENSOLDT, serves as the primary sensor for the IRIS-T SLM air defence system. Germany has delivered three IRIS-T SLM systems to Ukraine to date and will deliver another one in the near future.
However, the TRML-4D air surveillance radar can also operate independently as a radar station, facilitating the work of other air defence systems and effectors. It can be used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of the frontline reconnaissance complex or as part of an early warning system. The TRML-4D radar is capable of detecting air targets at a range of up to 250 kilometers.
The TRML-4D is the latest addition to HENSOLDT’s C-band (NATO G-band) radar family. Designed to function as a remote-controlled mobile unit for effective ground-based air defence, it has already proven its capabilities in the field. As a software-defined sensor system, it ensures future viability and operational flexibility.
According to HENSOLDT, based on the most advanced solid-state Gallium Nitride Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) sensor technology with multiple digitally formed beams, the TRML-4D is tailored for near- to long-range ground-to-air detection and weapon assignment. It is capable of detecting, tracking, and classifying various types of air targets, with a particular emphasis on small, fast, low-flying, maneuvering cruise missiles, aircraft, and hovering helicopters.