Northrop contracts Saab for components of USMC’s AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR system


Northrop Grumman Corporation has subcontracted Saab Defense and Security USA to deliver additional components and subsystems of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) AN/TPS-80 ground / air task-oriented radar (G/ATOR) system.

Valued at Skr166m ($18.6m), the contract covers the delivery of major subsystems and assemblies, as well as software, for the next nine low-rate initial production (LRIP) units.

The assemblies will be integrated by Northrop Grumman into the Lots 3-5 G/ATOR systems.

"With this contract, Saab continues to play a significant role in providing this capability to the US Marine Corps."

The contract also includes priced options for additional sets of assemblies, as well as associated spares.

Saab Defense and Security USA president and CEO Erik Smith said: “With this contract, Saab continues to play a significant role in providing this capability to the US Marine Corps.

“Saab’s proven ability to provide innovative radar technology and highly capable solutions, on our own as well as in partnership with US primes, remains a strong foundation of our company and further supports our leading position as a supplier of radar and sensor systems in the global market.”

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor to the USMC for the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR programme.

Under a previous contract awarded last year, Saab has already delivered the first six systems for LRIP Lots 1 and 2.

Deliveries of the G/ATOR systems to the USMC will begin in 2018.

G/ATOR is a ground-based multi-mission active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which is designed to perform air surveillance, air defence, ground weapon locating and air traffic control missions for the USMC.