ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Baltimore for full-rate production of the TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR).
According to a June 7 Department of Defense release, the Marine Corps Systems Command awarded to Northrop Grumman a $958 million contract for the purchase of 30 full-rate production G/ATORs plus spare parts and retrofit kits.
The Marine Corps plans to procure a total of 45 G/ATOR units.
The TPS-80 is a three-dimensional, expeditionary, short/medium-range, multirole radar capable of detecting low-observable, low-radar-cross-section targets such as rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
G/ATOR is being developed and fielded in three blocks and will be used by Marine Air-Ground Task Force across a range of its capabilities. The capability blocks will cover air combat element and ground combat element missions, replacing three in-service legacy radars and the functionality of two systems already retired.
The Program Executive Officer Land Systems in Quantico, Virginia, is the portfolio manager of the G/ATOR program.