Northrop Grumman Completes G/ATOR Block II Preliminary, Critical Design Reviews

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:49 PM, August 23, 2016
  • 2820
Northrop Grumman Completes G/ATOR Block II Preliminary, Critical Design Reviews
AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

Northrop Grumman has completed preliminary and critical design reviews in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar (GWLR) mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR).

The GWLR preliminary design review in February and critical design review in August marked the completion of the design reviews for the development of this capability, the company announced Tuesday.

These reviews will be followed by an initial integration event (IIE) in October to perform initial testing of the system and take data on several targets to assist in the remaining integration work.

The IIE will be an initial demonstration of G/ATOR's ability to detect and track multiple types of rocket, artillery and mortar rounds simultaneously.

G/ATOR has an output power advantage compared to current US counter-fire target acquisition radars, equating directly to longer-range threat detection and tracking. This provides additional time to successfully engage and negate these threats with both current and future longer-range engagement weapons.

"It is critical that we deliver this capability to our warfighters on time and at an affordable cost," said Roshan Roeder, director, mission solutions, Northrop Grumman.

The GWLR mode adds software to the G/ATOR system to detect, track, and identify rocket, artillery, and mortar projectiles, both 360-degree and sector-only. The GWLR mode addresses multiple types of simultaneous threats.

Also Read

Northrop Grumman To Provide Navigation System for German Satellite

August 23, 2016 @ 07:58 PM

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy Contract For Second Japanese E-2D Early Warning...

August 4, 2016 @ 09:36 AM

Northrop Grumman Wins $164 Million To Provide E-2D Hawkeye Aircraft To Japan

July 29, 2016 @ 07:16 AM

US Marine Corps Receives First Gallium Nitride G/ATOR AESA Radar System

July 27, 2018 @ 08:48 AM

Northrop Grumman’s G/ATOR Radar System Achieves Initial Operational Clearance

March 1, 2018 @ 03:22 PM

Northrop Wins US Navy Contract To Deliver 10 Fire Scout Helicopter Drones

September 30, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy Contract For 3 MQ-4C Triton Drones

September 28, 2016 @ 01:16 PM

Northrop Grumman Wins US Contract For 10 Fire Scout MQ-8C UAS

September 12, 2016 @ 03:58 PM

Northrop Grumman To Develop US Navy Nine Ground, Air Radar Systems

September 2, 2016 @ 08:16 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS