Saab Receives $32 Million USMC G/ATOR Contract from Northrop Grumman



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Founded in 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden, the Saab Group is an aerospace and defense company that designs and produces air traffic control systems, fighter and military aircraft, military systems, and radar. Saab’s Security and Defense Solutions business unit develops systems within the civil security sector in addition to training and simulation solutions.

In February 2015, Saab Defense and Security announced that they have received a contract from Northrop Grumman to deliver components and subsystems for the United States Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. The contract, which is worth USD$32 million, also includes the integration of new software designed by Saab.

Northrop Grumman will be integrating these Saab assemblies into the Lot 1 G/ATOR systems, which are set to be delivered between 2016 and 2017. This new AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR system, the first of its kind to be developed by the Department of Defense, will replace five older Marine Corps systems. It will provide multi-faceted detection and tracking capabilities including air defense, air surveillance, and ground weapon locating to enable engagement of a wide range of hostile threats. It also offers a wide range of air traffic control capabilities which will ensure the safety of Marines worldwide.

The Saab Group is a global force that employs over 13,000 workers. Not only is Saab involved in the aerospace industry, but in the late 1940’s the company created the Saab Automobile division and began manufacturing cars. In 2012, they reported a net income of USD$1.54 billion and a revenue of USD$24 billion.

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