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US Navy to introduce updated GPS carrier landing system

29 May 2019   (0 Comments)
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On 22 May, US Naval Air Systems Command announced a $235 million contract with Raytheon Integrated Defence Systems for an updated Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS).



The low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract covers initial, small-quantity production to test JPALS thoroughly to gain confidence that it will meet requirements before moving on to mass production.

JPALS uses local differential GPS to provide accurate, reliable and high-integrity landing guidance for carrier-based aircraft, providing an adverse weather precision approach and landing capability. Accuracy for touchdown on the moving carrier is claimed to be ~4 inches (~10 cm)

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