Marine Corps orders nine more G/ATOR systems from Northrop Grumman
BALTIMORE. U.S. Marine Corps officials ordered an additional nine AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low rate initial production (LRIP) systems from Northrop Grumman.
Roshan Roeder, director of mission solutions at Northrop Grumman, says “G/ATOR is the first DoD ground-based AESA system to incorporate GaN in a production program. We proposed this technology as a cost savings measure for the government and funded risk reduction internally to ensure a seamless insertion into the G/ATOR system. We are continuing to look at future technology insertions to continue providing the best capability out there to our warfighters at an affordable cost.”
Northrop Grumman is already on contract to provide six G/ATOR LRIP systems, the first of which will be delivered in February 2017. Officials say, the systems incorporate Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, which allow for increase threat detection and tracking ranges.
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