Moog to Supply Motion Control Solution in Support of Northrop Grumman and U.S. Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Program
East Aurora, NY (Apr 11, 2017) - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense Group has been awarded follow-on Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contracts with both Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC to support the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program. Moog will provide a six-axis electromechanical motion control system that automatically levels the platform and elevates and rotates the radar array for efficient transport, rapid deployment, and precise operation.
G/ATOR will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with a single radar type that performs air surveillance, air defense, ground weapon locating, and air traffic control missions. It is the first ground-based active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to be developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Moog hardware will be provided directly to Northrop Grumman and Northrop Grumman teammate and subsystem integrator, Saab. Moog’s latest support of the G/ATOR program comes after successful completion of LRIP lots 1 and 2.
“Moog has been supporting the G/ATOR program through System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and early LRIP phases for nearly ten years. Our motion control technology enables worldwide expeditionary-based activities for G/ATOR’s multi-role mission. We are proud to help bring this important capability to the U.S Marine Corps,” said Tony Peck, Business Unit Director, Moog Defense Control Systems.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, and marine products. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com. Additional information about Moog’s Defense Sector can be found at www.moog.com/defense.
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Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC (SDAS) delivers advanced technology and systems to United States armed forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Sterling Virginia, the company has business units and local employees in four states. SDAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. www.saabusa.com.