Saab receives contract for components to the U.S. Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar program

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AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Orientated Radar (G/ATOR). Northrop Grumman photo

Defence and security company Saab’s U.S. based company, Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC., has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for additional components and subsystems of the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. The funded value of the contract is $18.6 Million (166 MSEK).

G/ATOR will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with a single radar type that performs air surveillance, air defense, ground weapon locating and air traffic control missions. It is the first ground-based multi-mission active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to be developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

“With this contract, Saab continues to play a significant role in providing this capability to the U.S. 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,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA.

The contract awarded by Northrop Grumman Corporation, prime contractor to the U.S. Marine Corps for the G/ATOR program, covers the delivery of major subsystems and assemblies, as well as software, for the next nine Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units. The Saab developed and built assemblies will be integrated by Northrop Grumman into the Lots 3-5 G/ATOR systems which will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps starting in 2018. In 2016 Saab successfully completed delivery of the first six systems under a prior contract for LRIP Lots 1 and 2.

Saab is a teammate to Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 program. The award to Saab includes priced options for additional sets of assemblies as well as associated spares.