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Raytheon claims Navy contract to provide JPALS to Japan

February 14, 2023  - By


Image: Raytheon Technologies video screenshot

Image: Raytheon Technologies video screenshot

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has been awarded a contract from the United States Navy’s Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office to deliver the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems (JPALS) to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The GPS navigation and precision landing system will be deployed on the JMSDF JS Izumo carrier.  

The JPALS system guides aircraft onto carriers and assault ships in all weather and surface conditions and is integrated on all F-35 aircraft. JPALS is also being deployed on all U.S. Navy aircraft and assault ships. 

In addition, JPALS will be deployed on two international platforms, including the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth, and an Italian aircraft carrier, the ITS Cavour, to support its F-35 squadron. 

The primary work locations for JPALS are in Largo, Florida and Fullerton, California.   

About the Author: Maddie Saines

Maddie was a managing editor at GPS World.