Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System authorized for low-rate initial production phase

12 March 2014

The US Navy has approved the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program for low rate initial production at a Department of Defense acquisition event known as Milestone C.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is the G/ATOR system prime contractor.

“G/ATOR has demonstrated operational capabilities that will fundamentally change how the Marine Corps detects, tracks and engages a broad range of target sets,” said Jeffrey Q. Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman´s land and self protection systems division. “

Over the past year, the system has been subjected to intense test and environmental conditions, proving the capability of providing excellent situational awareness against a variety of platforms, including fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and unmanned autonomous system platforms.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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