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Northrop Hands Marine Corps’ First Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech

Northrop Hands Marine Corps' First Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Hands Marine Corps' First Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Marine Corps has received an active electronically scanned array radar system Northrop Grumman equipped with a gallium nitride antenna and designed to help the service branch monitor threats in real time.

Northrop said Thursday delivery of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar with GaN technology came after the company handed six G/ATORs over to the service branch in early 2017.

The system is built to provide warfighters a 360-degree coverage area and detect fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned autonomous systems, helicopters, cruise missiles, rockets, mortars and artillery.

G/ATOR also includes a cyber and digital beam forming technology designed to support radar operation across multimission activities.

The Marine Corps ordered nine low-rate initial production radars from Northrop through a $375.6 million contract in 2016.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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