Military Embedded Systems

Navy receives final delivery of JPALS units from Raytheon


March 23, 2023

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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NAVAL AIR STATION PATUNXET RIVER, Md. The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Technologies report that Raytheon completed delivery on all 23 contracted Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems low-rate production units to the Navy on time or ahead of schedule. 

JPALS is a software-based GPS navigation and precision-approach landing system that provides aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships with precision approach and landing capability, surveillance, and over-the-air inertial alignment in all types of weather and mission environments.

JPALS has been supporting F-35B deployments on U.S. Navy LH-class amphibious assault ships since 2016 and F-35C deployments on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers since 2021 and was recently chosen to be integrated onto ships in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Work on the Navy's JPALS contracts was conducted in Fullerton, California, and Largo, Florida. 

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