Northrop Grumman to supply ground/air task oriented radar to U.S. Marine Corps

BALTIMORE, 5 April 2007. The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. in Baltimore a $256.6 million contract to develop the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), which consolidates the missions of five Marine Corps radars into one multi-role radar system.

BALTIMORE, 5 April 2007. The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. in Baltimore a $256.6 million contract to develop the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), which consolidates the missions of five Marine Corps radars into one multi-role radar system.

The contract is for system development and test of the Increment I system, low rate initial production of two G/ATOR systems, and full-rate production of an additional 15 systems, and logistics support. The Marine Corps wants to buy 63 G/ATOR systems.

G/ATOR is a mobile system will provide the Marines with enhanced capabilities to detect, track, and provide target quality data to engage hostile aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, rockets, mortars, and artillery. G/ATOR also will provide air traffic control capabilities to enhance the safety of Marine Corps air operations.

G/ATOR will use Northrop Grumman's active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology to provide multi-mission performance and the ability to adapt automatically to dynamic battlefield conditions.

G/ATOR incorporates a scalable open system architecture and multi-network connectivity to ensure compatibility with Navy, other U.S. Department of Defense and allied command and control systems.

For more information contact Northrop Grumman online at www.northropgrumman.com

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