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Saab to Supply Key Components in Support of the USMC G/ATOR Program

Defence and security company Saab’s U.S. based company, Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC., has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for components and subsystems of the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. The order value of the contract is MSEK 247 ($32 Million).

G/ATOR will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with a single radar type that performs air surveillance, air defence, ground weapon locating and air traffic control missions. It is the first ground-based multi-mission active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to be developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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“We are proud to be a part of this important next generation radar program for the U.S. Marine Corps and look forward to our continued collaboration with Northrop Grumman. The contract is further proof that Saab is an attractive partner, supplying world-class technology to a broad customer base across the radar market,” says Micael Johansson, head of Saab business area Electronic Defence Systems.

The contract awarded by Northrop Grumman Corporation, prime contractor to the U.S. Marine Corps for the G/ATOR program, covers the delivery of major subsystems and assemblies, as well as software, for the first four Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units. The Saab developed and built assemblies will be integrated by Northrop Grumman into the Lot 1 G/ATOR systems which will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2016-2017.

Saab is a teammate to Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 program. The award to Saab includes priced options for additional sets of assemblies as well as associated spares.

Source : Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Feb 12, 2015


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