USMC G/ATOR (Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar) Teams with Israeli Iron Dome system in trials.

US Marine Corps are attempting to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery on the beaches. Hosting a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system.

The USMC had recently ordered the delayed Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar, designed to protect Marine expeditionary forces fighting on attack beaches. Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Va., announced the $958 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. Mission Systems for 30 full-rate production versions of the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR).

USMC spokesperson Barbara Hamby confirmed that the marine corps would be hosting the demonstration to determine if it can net existing service capabilities with those from the Iron Dome system.

It has just been announced that Iron dome was being procured by the US Army

The USMC had already been looking at the system.

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