Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $58.7 million contract from the Marine Corps to develop and test the Ground Weapon Locating Radar (GWLR) mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR).
The GWLR mode is a software update that brings additional mission capability to the ground-based multi-mission Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar developed by the Department of Defense (DOD). G/ATOR will perform four principal missions using the same hardware. Software loads optimize the operation of the radar to perform each mission. When all modes are fully implemented, Marine Corps operators will have a common hardware solution with the ability to switch between air surveillance, air defense, ground weapon locating, and air traffic control through software.
The GWLR mode enables G/ATOR to detect and track time-critical incoming threats, such as rockets, mortars and artillery rounds. Once the radar has detected incoming threats, the system rapidly analyzes their ballistic trajectories and computes their impact points which enables rapid and accurate threat engagement by counterfire forces.
|Company Name||Northrop Grumman|
|Contract Received From||Marine Corps|
|Estimated Cost||$58.7 million|