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Saab Receives USMC Radar Components Order

An AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) starts up at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point [US Marine Corps: LCpl Ethan Pumphret]
Saab has received a $36.7 million order for the US Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar or G/ATOR.

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Press Release, Linköping, 23 September 2020: Saab has received a 36.7 million USD order for the US Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar G/ATOR.

Saab received the order from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, the prime contractor for G/ATOR. The order includes components and subsystems in support of the Full Rate Production phase. Saab’s deliveries relating to this contract will take place between 2020 and 2021 from its facility in Syracuse, New York, USA. The initial full rate production contract, awarded to Saab in 2019, also includes options for additional sets of assemblies and associated spares over a five-year period until 2024.Saab has been a major partner with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation since the initial G/ATOR system design and development contract award in 2007.

“Through Saab’s strong partnership with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, we continue to advance the G/ATOR programme in support of the US Marine Corps. Each delivery of the G/ATOR system improves the capability and effectiveness of our Armed Forces and represents Saab’s enduring commitment to advancing the safety and security of our US stakeholders,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the US

The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) provides the US Marine Corps with capabilities for air surveillance, air defence, and ground weapon locating missions in one single ground-based radar solution.

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