U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Aircraft Group 36 set up the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radar system on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. MACS-4 Marines train to effectively assemble and operate the G/ATOR, the first of its kind to be used in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leo Amaro)
U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Aircraft Group 36 set up the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radar system on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. MACS-4 Marines train to effectively assemble and operate the G/ATOR, the first of its kind to be used in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leo Amaro)

Northrop Wins $189M for Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Linthicum, Maryland is awarded a $188,995,364 modification for the firm-fixed-price portion of a previously-awarded contract (M67854-19-C-0043). This modification is for the purchase of six Gallium Nitride full-rate-production systems and associated travel in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by April 4, 2023.

Fiscal 2020 procurement (Marine Corps) funds for $188,995,364 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract modification was not competitively procured. The base contract was prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 and 10 U.S. Code § 2304(c)(1). The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-19-C-0043).

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This multi-mission air surveillance radar can detect, identify, and track airborne threats that may be encountered in a combat environment. These include cruise missiles, aircraft, and remotely piloted vehicles, as well as rocket, artillery and mortar fire. The long-range, high-performance AN/TPS-80 replaces five of the Marine Corps single-mission radars with one multi-mission system, thereby significantly reducing cost and complexity while streamlining training. It consolidates the air surveillance, air defense, and counterfiretarget acquisition missions of the AN/TPQ-46, UPS-3, AN/TPS-63, AN/MPQ-62 and AN/TPS-73 into one package with radar, power and communications elements.

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Aircraft Group 36 set up the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radar system on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. MACS-4 Marines train to effectively assemble and operate the G/ATOR, the first of its kind to be used in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leo Amaro)
U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Aircraft Group 36 set up the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radar system on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. MACS-4 Marines train to effectively assemble and operate the G/ATOR, the first of its kind to be used in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leo Amaro)
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