Northrop Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Recieves Operation Approval from US Marine Corps

first_imgThe United States Marine Corps has now approved the Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR). This milestone follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. The USMC will field their first two systems by delivering them to Marine Air Control Squadrons 1 and 2 for operational use.Early fielding, also known as Initial Operational Capability (IOC), is a significant milestone that indicates that a system is ready for operational deployment. It is achieved when production systems, spares, logistic support items and documentation have been tested and validated through a rigorous process. As the developer and system integrator, Northrop Grumman has taken G/ATOR from concept through to production.The company has delivered six G/ATOR systems with Gallium Arsenide technology to the Marine Corps in Lots 1 and 2. Beginning with Lot 3 deliveries and including all Full Rate Production systems, G/ATOR will incorporate high power, high efficiency Gallium Nitride (GaN) antenna technology that can further enhance operational capabilities.Under a separate contract, Northrop Grumman will also provide logistics support to the Marine Corps for G/ATOR systems.last_img read more

Soldotna Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Heroin Distribution

first_imgAccording to court documents, on two occasions in Soldotna in May 2018, Bremond sold 126 and 96 grams of heroin from his residence.  A search of Bremond’s house, storage units, and vehicle revealed evidence of drug trafficking activities such as large quantities of firearms and cash, bullet proof vests, vehicles, as well as 700 more grams of heroin and 40 grams of cocaine intended for distribution.  The amount of cash and heroin seized, as well as the prior sales of heroin, represented over 20,000 dosage units that were distributed, or intended to be distributed, into the community. Matthew Sean Bremond, 32, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of drug distribution back in September of 2019. In addition to the sentence imposed, Bremond agreed to forfeit $101,173.00, two Polaris 800 snow machines, one Xtreme utility trailer, a 2014 Raptor Ford F150 truck, a 2008 Dodge Charger SRT sedan, a 2006 Nissan 350Z coupe, 58 firearms, two bullet proof vests, two fully automatic modifications for handguns, two bump stocks, and one silencer.  Bremond agreed that these were proceeds from, or used to facilitate, his drug trafficking enterprise. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Beistline expressed concern that “large scale” drug traffickers like Bremond were “destroying communities.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Soldotna man was sentenced on Wednesday by Sr. U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline, to serve nine years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more