Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Raytheon Team to Provide U.S. Navy with Precision Aircraft Carrier Landing System

Raytheon Team to Provide U.S. Navy with Precision Aircraft Carrier Landing System

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $232.8 million contract for the system development and demonstration phase of the GPS-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program for shipboard applications. JPALS provides all-weather shipboard landing capability to assist the Navy with pinpoint landing accuracy on aircraft carriers.

The Raytheon team's solution for JPALS improves safety, lowers the
total cost of ownership during the program's lifecycle and provides greater flexibility and efficiency. A modular design and open system approach minimizes costs of future applications.

"When our service members are conducting missions in hostile
environments or inclement weather, we want them to have confidence that
their aircraft will land exactly where they should each and every time,"
said Andy Zogg, Raytheon vice president of Airspace Management and Homeland Security.

The team, led by Raytheon Network Centric Systems, includes Rockwell
Collins, Northrop Grumman and SAIC. The award represents more than a decade of developing and demonstrating that GPS-based satellite navigation technology works.

"In addition to the Department of Defense application, this award adds valuable experience to our ongoing development of space-based augmentation systems in air traffic management," said Zogg. "Raytheon has certified this type of system in Japan and the U.S. and is the only company with that distinction. In India, Raytheon will provide satellite-based navigation for civil aviation across South and East Asia for the safest and most accurate air navigation system deployed in the region."

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1 comment:

Pattrick said...

Of course, this GPS-based satellite navigation technology should work. It will make the Navy more equipped.

Hope this new contract will come up with a unique aircraft landing system with minimum landing errors.