July 18, 2010
FARNBOROUGH, England, - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), the prime lead for Joint Precision Approach Landing System Increment 1, has formed a team to include Rockwell Collins and Honeywell International to compete for JPALS Increment 2.
JPALS is a civil and military precision landing system. It provides accurate, reliable landing guidance for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft during all weather conditions. JPALS features anti-jam protection to assure mission continuity in a hostile environment.
JPALS is replacing current instrument landing and precision approach radar landing systems.
"The Raytheon-Rockwell-Honeywell team has the expertise needed to implement JPALS Increment 2," said Andy Zogg, Raytheon Network Centric Systems vice president of Command and Control Systems. "I am confident the combined strength of our three companies will best meet the customer's requirements."
Raytheon is a leader in satellite-based augmentation systems for air travel navigation. It has certified SBAS systems in the United States and Japan and is developing a similar system in India. Raytheon's experience in developing complex air traffic management systems uniquely qualifies it to design and deploy JPALS Increment 2.
Rockwell Collins is a world leader in the development and deployment of innovative communications and avionic electronic products and systems for commercial and government applications. The company's expertise brings the data links and GPS subsystem solutions for the JPALS Increment 2 land-based system and the airborne avionics needed to validate the entire end-to-end performance of the system.
Honeywell brings its FAA-certified SmartPath™ Ground Based Augmentation System with civil interoperability capabilities and aircraft navigation system expertise to the Raytheon team. Honeywell's SmartPath Precision Landing System, an existing, off-the-shelf system, provides a low-risk solution for JPALS Increment 2 and is already providing GPS precision landings at 20 airports around the world.