Saab Receives Contract for G/ATOR Components
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Saab’s U.S.-based company, Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC., has been awarded a contract from prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. for additional components and subsystems of the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. The funded value of the contract is $18.6 million.
G/ATOR will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with a single radar type that performs air surveillance, air defense, ground weapon locating and air traffic control missions. It is the first ground-based multimission active electronically scanned array radar to be developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.
“With this contract, Saab continues to play a significant role in providing this capability to the U.S. Marine Corps. Saab’s proven ability to provide innovative radar technology and highly capable solutions, on our own as well as in partnership with U.S. primes, remains a strong foundation of our company and further supports our leading position as a supplier of radar and sensor systems in the global market,” says Erik Smith, president and chief executive officer of Saab Defense and Security USA.
The contract covers the delivery of major subsystems and assemblies, as well as software, for the next nine Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units. The Saab-developed and -built assemblies will be integrated by Northrop Grumman into the Lots 3-5 G/ATOR systems that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps starting in 2018. In 2016, Saab successfully completed delivery of the first six systems under a prior contract for LRIP Lots 1 and 2.
Saab is a teammate to Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 program. The award to Saab includes priced options for additional sets of assemblies, as well as associated spares.