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Saab has received a US$36.7m order for it AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Orientated Radar (G/ATOR) from Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation, the prime contractor supplying the system to the U.S Marine Corps. The order includes components and subsystems in support of the Full Rate Production phase with Saab’s deliveries relating to this contract to take place between 2020 and 2021 from its facility in Syracuse, New York.

The initial full rate production contract, awarded to Saab in 2019, also includes options for additional sets of assemblies and associated spares over a five-year period until 2024. Saab has been a major partner with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation since the initial G/ATOR system design and development contract award in 2007.

“Through Saab’s strong partnership with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, we continue to advance the G/ATOR program in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Each delivery of the G/ATOR system improves the capability and effectiveness of our Armed Forces and represents Saab’s enduring commitment to advancing the safety and security of our US stakeholders,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S.

The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) provides the U.S. Marine Corps with capabilities for air surveillance, air defense, and ground weapon locating missions in one single ground-based radar solution

Jack Richardson