Tactical Radar Identification and Location System
The Tactical Radar Identification and Location System (TRILS) is a ground-based system that detects, identifies, and locates non-communications emitters (radar) used by an opposing force on the battlefield. For example, TRILS can provide information on enemy surveillance and target acquisition systems that include: battlefield-surveillance radar, counter-mortar radar, counter-battery radar, and battlefield air-defence systems. Such information is crucial for the development of reliable combat intelligence and decision-making on the battlefield.
The TRILS system is mounted on a customized Bison chassis. It entered service in 1997 when four systems were delivered to the 1 Canadian Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment at the Canadian Forces Base in Kingston, Ontario. In 1998, TRILS was deployed on a NATO exercise in Stephenville, Newfoundland, that included 10 NATO Navies as well as the United States Air Force and Marine Corps, where it established itself as one of the best systems of its kind in the world.
- Length: 6.5 m
- Width: 2.6 m
- Height: 13 m (mast extended)
- Engine: 275 hp turbocharged Detroit diesel
- Speed: 100 km/h
- Range of Vehicle: 650 km
- Frequency Range: 500 MHz to 40 GHz
- Range of Operations: 25 km along front line
- Crew: 3
- Entered service: 1997
- Number in Service: 4