AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR): One Radar — Many Missions

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See, Fight, Win

Warfighters need to see threats before they can defeat them. That's why the U.S. Marine Corps chose 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, as well as select international customers.

Air Defense

This multi-mission air surveillance system can detect, identify and track airborne threats common to combat environments. 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, reducing cost and complexity while streamlining training. It consolidates the air surveillance, air defense and counterfire target 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 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 launch points of hostile fire for counterstrikes.

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, the AN/TPS-80 has you covered.

WTI-16 G/ATOR Setup

(Source: DoD 2015)

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

(Source: Northrop Grumman 2010)

G/ATOR — Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar

(Source: Northrop Grumman 2017)

Tactical Tuesday: G/ATOR

(Source: U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command 2018)

Honor the Fallen and the G-ATOR | The Corps Report Ep. 97

(Source: U.S. Marine Corps 2017)

Tactical Tuesday: Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar

(Source: U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command 2017)

In the News

Marine Corps Successfully Tests and Integrates New System to ‘Counter Emerging Threats'

Marine Corps tests new radar system from Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Provide Marine Corps Full-Rate Production G/ATOR

Full production begins on advanced radar system.

Marine Corps Moving Forward With Full-Rate Production of G/ATOR

Marine Corps moves forward with radar production

Marine Corps G/ATOR Introduced to Pacific Fleet

Marine Corps G/ATOR Introduced to Pacific Fleet

Northrop Grumman's G/ATOR Passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

NGC Radar Passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Gallium Nitride (GaN) G/ATOR System to US Marine Corps

NGC delivers on its promise for a better radar system.

Artillery Marines' New System Brings the Distance on the Battlefield

Marines test new radar in the field.

Northrop Grumman-Built G/ATOR Approved for Early Fielding

G/ATOR Radar Approved for Early Fielding

Road to G/ATOR: Marines Receive Next-Gen Radar

Developing and implementing the newest eyes on the battlefield.


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