Northrop Grumman Systems is awarded a $958 million U.S. Marine Corps contract for 30 full-rate production AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) units.
The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). This procurement also includes spares parts and retrofit kits and is under the portfolio management of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia.
Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland (37 percent); East Syracuse, New York (28 percent); Stafford Springs, Connecticut (7 percent); Tulsa, Oklahoma (6 percent); Syracuse, New York (4 percent); Valencia, California (3 percent); San Diego, California (3 percent); Richardson, Texas (3 percent); Farmingdale, New York (2 percent); St. Paul, Minnesota (2 percent); Gilbert, Arizona (1 percent); Phoenix, Arizona (1 percent); Lowell, Massachusetts (1 percent); Littleton, Colorado (1 percent); and Durham, North Carolina (1 percent), and is expected to be complete by Jan. 13, 2025.
Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR is an advanced, multi-mission Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar that provides comprehensive real time, 360 degree situational awareness. It is Marine Corps’ next generation Air Surveillance/Air Defense and Air Traffic Control Radar.
As of May 14, eight production systems have been delivered to the Marine Corps. In early 2017, Northrop Grumman delivered six low rate initial production systems. The first Gallium Nitride (GaN) systems were delivered ahead of schedule in July 2018 and were used for development test (DT) 1E1, DT1E2 and IOT&E.
The Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR Blocks 1 and 2 was successfully conducted by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, earlier this year.