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Prime contractor for the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) programme, Northrop Grumman, has contracted Saab to supply components and subsystems for the radar’s full-rate production phase.

The value of the initial order was announced as $31.9 million (€28.7 million) and the contract includes options for additional systems over a five-year period. G/ATOR provides the USMC with capabilities for air surveillance, air defence and ground weapons-locating missions in a single ground-based radar solution. Saab’s order includes options for additional sets of assemblies and associated spares. Deliveries, from Saab’s facilities in Syracuse, NY, are anticipated to take place between 2020-2024.

We look forward to continue strengthening the next-generation US radar programme with our radar expertise and to further deepen our collaboration with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation as part of the G/ATOR delivery team,” observed Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

Saab received an initial order for the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR, covering low-rate initial production units, in 2014. The new contract covers Lot 6 full-rate production for 30 additional radars.

The AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR Radar replaces five legacy radar systems in USMC service with a single unit. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

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