Northrup Grumman awarded Marines radar contract

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. in Baltimore a $207.3 million contract for production of radar systems, the company announced. The system, known as Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, or G/ATOR, is designed for multiple tasks, including air surveillance, air defense, ground weapon locating and air traffic control. “G/ATOR will fundamentally change how the Marines deploy and fight,” said Jeffrey Q. Palombo, vice president and general manager, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. “Evidenced by the mission capabilities proven during operational testing, the Marines will have an unprecedented degree of protection and situational awareness.” Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver the systems in 2016-17. G/ATOR’s total program value could exceed $2 billion, Northrup Grumman said.

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