Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $58,706,242 million contract from the Marine Corps
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
"Inserting this capability into G/ATOR is an important step toward providing the Marines with a highly capable and highly versatile system," said
Roshan Roeder, Director, Ground Based Tactical Radars, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. "Using an open architecture approach, we're bringing together the best of technology and design experience from ground and airborne applications to create a system that seamlessly facilitates capability upgrades and the insertion of emerging technologies."
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.
Over the past several years,