Northrop Grumman to build Marine Corps radar

BALTIMORE, 23 Sept. 2005. The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract to provide a new ground-based radar that consolidates four different radar missions into one.

BALTIMORE, 23 Sept. 2005. The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract to provide a new ground-based radar that consolidates four different radar missions into one.

The Humvee-mounted Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) uses active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology to perform four tasks:
* aircraft detection, tracking and engagement;
* cruise-missile detection and engagement;
* ground-weapon location; and
* military air-traffic control.

The contract is worth $7.9 million for the first increment of the system design and development phase, and could be worth $125 million over four years, counting the total estimated value of the cost-plus-incentive-fee deal.

Northrop Grumman will act as prime contractor for a team including:
* Sensis Corp.,
* CEA Technologies, Inc.,
* Techrizon (formally Telos), and
* CAT Logistics.

"Being selected for this contract underscores the confidence the U.S. Marines have in Northrop Grumman solutions," said David Shrum, vice president of Land Forces at Northrop Grumman. "G/ATOR builds upon almost 20 years of success in the world of data fusion, correlation, tracking and network connectivity, and more than 40 years of experience in building mobile air-defense radars. The G/ATOR is another demonstration of Northrop Grumman's numerous successes in applying state-of-the-art AESA technology to meet the warfighters' needs."

The G/ATOR's lightweight and modular architecture allows for greater flexibility in adapting it to both existing and new logistics plans, platforms and technologies.

Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne and ground-based radars, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace-management systems, communications systems, space systems, marine systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems and logistics services. For more information, see www.es.northropgrumman.com.

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