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Northrop Grumman’s G/ATOR passes IOT&E

16th May 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the US Marine Corps, has completed a successful initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Blocks 1 and 2, the company announced on 13 May.

The milestone demonstrates the suitability and viability of the system, and indicates that the marine corps is ready to operate and field G/ATOR Blocks 1 and 2 in their current configuration.

The AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR is an advanced, multi-mission active electronically scanned array radar that provides comprehensive real time, 360° situational awareness. The radar system is designed to help soldiers detect and take action against complex, modern threats.

To date, eight production systems have been delivered to the marine corps. In early 2017, Northrop Grumman delivered six low rate initial production systems, and the first Gallium Nitride systems were delivered in July 2018.

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