Northrop Increases Range of G/ATOR Surveillance Radar

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 04:48 AM, June 15, 2023
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Northrop Increases Range of G/ATOR Surveillance Radar
AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) surveillance radar

Northrop Grumman said it has upgraded the  AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) surveillance radar to improve its range.

New performance upgrades that will extend the range and add advanced capabilities following the completion of Full Rate Production lot one to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company said in a release.

“The advanced functionality increases the range of the current system, enhances cruise missile defense capability and establishes G/ATOR as the most agile ground-based surveillance and integrated fire control system available today,” said Melissa Johanson, director, advanced land sensors, Northrop Grumman.

G/ATOR combines five of the Marine Corps’ single-mission radars into one multi-mission system for total air and missile defense surveillance. This provides a new level of protection and situational understanding for warfighters and enables them to make better decisions when it matters most. The Marine Corps has been granted funding from Congress for eight additional G/ATOR systems. To date, 21 of the awarded 46 Northrop Grumman systems have been fielded.

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