USMC to Test Iron Dome as Part of Integrated Air Defense System

The Marine Corps will host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system

An Iron Dome Tamir missile shown launching from the US Army's new air defence platform (Photo: US Army/John A Hamilton)

As part of its endeavors to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, the US Marine Corps is 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.

USMC spokesperson Barbara Hamby told Jane’s 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 specify which Iron Dome components the service would be using, Iron Dome includes a launcher and uses Tamir interceptors.