Saab Receives Order for Radar System Components for the U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Aircraft Group 36 set up the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radar system on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Marine Corps / Lance Cpl. Leo Amaro

STOCKHOLM — Saab has received a $36.7 million USD order for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), the company said in a Sept. 23 release. Saab received the order from Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., the prime contractor for G/ATOR.  

The order includes components and subsystems in support of the Full-Rate Production phase. Saab’s deliveries relating to this contract will take place between 2020 and 2021 from its facility in Syracuse, New York.  

The initial full-rate production contract, awarded to Saab in 2019, also includes options for additional sets of assemblies and associated spares over a five-year period until 2024. Saab has been a major partner with Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. since the initial G/ATOR system design and development contract award in 2007. 

“Through Saab’s strong partnership with Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. we continue to advance the G/ATOR program in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Each delivery of the G/ATOR system improves the capability and effectiveness of our Armed Forces and represents Saab’s enduring commitment to advancing the safety and security of our U.S. stakeholders,” said Erik Smith, president and chief executive officer for Saab in the United States.  

The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) provides the U.S. Marine Corps with capabilities for air surveillance, air defense, and ground weapon locating missions in one single ground-based radar solution.