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Raytheon receives $254 million Joint Precision Approach and Landing System contract

Deal covers delivery of system for F-35B/C jets and the MQ-25 drone.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Raytheon receives $254 million Joint Precision Approach and Landing System contract
Raytheon has been awarded a $254 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System, or JPALS. The deal will include work on the F-35, shown here. U.S. Navy photo

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $254 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System, or JPALS.

The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract will cover the design, development, manufacture, integration, demonstration and test of the system.

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It will utilize and continue development of eight existing engineering development models and deliver two additional models to support fleet early operational capability requirements for F-35B/C jet and MQ-25 drone test and initial operational requirements aboard aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

The contract will also deliver weapons replaceable assemblies, a technical data package and provide developmental test and operational test support.

Work will be performed in California, Iowa, Massachusetts and Indiana.

The expected completion date is September 2022.

The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.

JPALS is an all-weather landing system based on differential GPS for land-based and sea-based aircraft.

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