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USMC orders more radars

15th February 2021 - 15:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Eight additional G/ATOR systems are being acquired by the USMC on top of a full-rate production order for 30 in 2019.

The USMC is exercising three contract options to procure a total of eight more full-rate production AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems and one lot of spares from Northrop Grumman.

Work on the $236.94 million contract modification will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland for completion by 18 February 2024, the DoD announced on 12 February.

The AESA-based G/ATOR provides detection, tracking and air traffic control capabilities, according to Shephard Defence Insight. The multi-network capability enables compatibility with additional US DoD C2 systems.

The USMC received its first LRIP G/ATOR unit in 2017, before Northrop Grumman obtained the $958 million full-rate production contract for 30 systems in 2019. These radars will be delivered by mid-January 2025.

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