Northrop Grumman [NOC] said Wednesday the company has received an order from the Marine Corps for two additional Ground/Air Task Oriented Radars (G/ATOR).

The new order adds to a full-rate production deal the company received in December, and raises the total Lot 2 procurement to eight G/ATOR radars.

Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

 “We are continuing to provide an advanced, multi-mission capability that meets the evolving needs of our customers,” Mike Meaney, Northrop Grumman’s vice president for land and maritime sensors, said in a statement. “This order also enables us to keep the G/ATOR production pipeline full in anticipation for a Lot 3 award next year.”

The Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman a $958 million deal last June which covers 30 G/ATOR radars to move the program into full-rate production (Defense Daily, June 7).  

G/ATOR is the Marine Corps’ new advanced, multi-mission 360-degree Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar designed to better defend against a growing array of short and medium range threats, including cruise missiles and rockets.