US Marines Award $958 Million Contract to Northrop Grumman for GaN Radar Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $958 million contract for Lot 6 full-rate production of Gallium Nitride-based (GaN) AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems. G/ATOR is a crucial capability that protects warfighters and defends against today’s threat environment and the threat environment of the future. G/ATOR replaces five legacy systems operated by the Marine Corps with a single system, providing significant improvements in performance when compared to the legacy radar families in each of its modes. This results in reduced training, logistics and maintenance costs.

The AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR is an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-mission radar that leverages GaN to provide comprehensive real-time, full-sector, 360-degree situational awareness against a broad array of threats. The highly expeditionary, three-dimensional, short-to-medium-range multi-role radar system is designed to detect, identify, and track cruise missiles, manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as rockets, mortars and artillery fire.