USMC Tests Radar Systems With New Raytheon-Made Tech

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated integrated operation between its radar systems and technology based on an Israeli air defense platform in August, Marine Corps Times reported Thursday.

The Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar or G/ATOR performed alongside SkyHunter, a Raytheon-made air defense system based on Israel's Iron Dome technology.

Barb Hamby, a USMC spokesperson, said the service branch demonstrated its systems' joint operation with other technologies during a live-fire exercise.

USMC has not confirmed the exact names of the tested systems, but Hamby's previous statements suggests involvement of G/ATOR and Iron Dome components, the report noted.

Raytheon worked with Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to develop Iron Dome, a system that detects and intercepts shorter-range missile threats. The two firms then produced SkyHunter as an Iron Dome variant tailored for U.S. customers and allies.

The U.S. Army also awarded a contract to the companies in August for Iron Dome weapon systems.

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