The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated integrated operation between itsÂ radar systems and technology based on anÂ IsraeliÂ air defense platform in August, Marine Corps Times reported Thursday.
TheÂ Ground/Air Task-Oriented RadarÂ or G/ATOR performed alongside SkyHunter, a Raytheon-madeÂ air defense system based on Israel’sÂ Iron Dome technology.
Barb Hamby, a USMC spokesperson, said the service branch demonstrated its systems’ joint operation with other technologies during a live-fire exercise.
USMCÂ has not confirmed the exact names of the tested systems, but Hamby’s previous statements suggests involvement of G/ATOR and Iron Dome components, the report noted.
Raytheon worked with Israel-basedÂ Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to develop Iron Dome, a system that detects and intercepts shorter-range missile threats. The two firms then produced SkyHunter as an Iron Dome variant tailored for U.S. customers and allies.
The U.S. Army also awarded a contract to the companies in August for Iron Dome weapon systems.