PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASES

Posted on Nov 15, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $255 million contract for development and production readiness of its next generation precision landing system (JPALS) , to one day replace radar and beacons used in older systems

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System uses GPS satellite navigation to provide more accurate landing guidance for manned and unmanned aircraft, replacing radar and beacons used in older systems.

Raytheon will complete development for an auto-land capability to be used by both manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as finalize the integration with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: the first aircraft to be equipped with JPALS technology. When operational in 2018, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will use JPALS on the F-35C carrier variant, F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variant, and the MQ-25A multi-mission unmanned vehicle.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Raytheon Company was the third largest defense contractor in the United States (by defence revenue) in 2015. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence), sensing, effects and mission support services.

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