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Friday, October 10, 2008

New Aircraft Carrier Landing System

A Rockwell Collins/Northrop Grumman/SAIC team has been selected by the U.S. Navy to execute the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1 program. Rockwell Collins will provide Global Positioning System (GPS) and communications subsystems, systems engineering, test and logistics support. JPALS Increment 1 will provide the Navy a secure, all-weather shipboard landing system. It will use GPS technology and provide a survivable, day-night precision approach and landing capability for vessels afloat. Increment 1 will provide joint operational capability for U.S. forces to perform missions from shipboard environments under a wide range of meteorological and terrain conditions.
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