Marine Corps, Army Partner to Modify Ground-Based Radar Subsystems

Jeff Brody

Tobyhanna Army Depot and the U.S. Marine Corps have partnered to update the appearance and functionality of  AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar subsystems, DVIDSHub reported Monday. G/ATOR, produced by Northrop Grumman, is meant to support air surveillance, counter-fire target acquisition and air traffic control missions.

Mark Capitano, logistics management specialist for ISR program management division within the Tobyhanna production management directorate, said the team created shelter design concepts for the communications and power equipment groups of the mobile radar platform. He added that depot personnel will fabricate, integrate and test the two components.

The team has deployed 11 CEG shelters during the low-rate initial production phase to date and began full-rate production of the Humvee-mounted platform in the summer. According to the depot, PEG pallet is undergoing adjustments intended to address warfighter requirements.

Tobyhanna will support integration and testing of the radar's third subsystem, called the Radar Equipment Group, next year. The Marine Corps aims to deploy 45 G/ATOR systems across the military branch.

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