The US Marine Corps (USMC) has announced that the approval of mass production has given for new radar system.
The mass production phase of the AN / TPS-80 system, also known as G / ATOR (Ground / Air Task-Oriented Radar System) is a significant milestone is for the program. G / ATOR, which will provide instant data transfer to Common Aviation Command and Control System, Composite Tracking Network, and Advanced Field Artillery Data System, incorporates a common software-based operating system. This multi-purpose system, which is expeditionary, short-medium range 3D radar that can detect, track and identify cruise missiles, manned / unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as rockets, artillery and mortar ammunition. The system is planned to have three different models as Block 1, Block 2 and Block 4. USMC plans to supply a total of 30 AN / TPS-80s.