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USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome

12 August 2019
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An Iron Dome Tamir missile shown launching from the US Army's new air-defence platform, the IFPC 2-Intercept multimission launcher. The USMC is set to demo its G/ATOR with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system. Source: US Army/John A Hamilton

US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders are in a race to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, and they are set to host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system.

In a 12 August email to Jane’s , USMC spokesperson Barbara Hamby confirmed that the marine corps will be hosting a demo to determine if it can net together existing service capabilities with those from the Iron Dome system. Although she did not directly address which Iron Dome components the service would be using, Iron Dome includes a launcher and uses Tamir interceptors.

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