Northrop Delivered First G/ATOR

Northrop Delivered First G/ATOR 10 May, 2017

Northrop Grumman delivered the first low rate initial production (LRIP) AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system to the U.S. Marine Corps, announced on 9 May. Covering a total of six systems, the relevant contract was awarded in October 2014. 

The Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) is a short- to medium-range, air-cooled phased array radar that will provide an Air Defense/Air Surveillance (AD/SR) radar capability. It is intended to replace five current radar systems and augment the AN/TPS-59 long-range radar. 

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