AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

Northrop Grumman
AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR

One radar. Many missions.


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See, fight, win

To defeat threats, you first need a full view of the battlespace. That's why the U.S. Marine Corps has chosen the Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) as the new eyes of its expeditionary force.

This three-dimensional, multi-mode, gallium nitride (GaN) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) with 360-degree coverage is operationally deployed with the Marine Corps expeditionary force. It entered full-rate production in June 2019.

The proven capability of the AN/TPS-80 ensures robust air defense for the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the U.S. armed forces but is also available to certain international customers.

Northrop Grumman TPS-80 GATOR Initial Integration Testing

Air defense

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.

Radar coverage

Northrop Grumman's solution provides total surveillance of the sky for air and missile defense, as well as air traffic control. AN/TPS-80 also cues air defense weapons to destroy airborne threats and determines the launch point of hostile fire for counterstrike.

All of this mission capability is made possible within a secure and scalable open systems architecture. This means AN/TPS-80 can more easily and affordably introduce new hardware, software, and mission capabilities compared to old equipment.

A radar for all missions, AN/TPS-80 has you covered.



Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Datasheet

Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 AESA Datasheet




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