JPALS is an all-weather landing system based on differential GPS for land-based and sea-based aircraft.
JPALS works with the GPS satellite navigation system to provide accurate, reliable and high-integrity guidance for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The system features anti-jam protection to ensure mission continuity in hostile environments. JPALS is a differential GPS that will provide an adverse weather precision approach and landing capability.
Primary Function: Precision Approach Landing System for Ship Systems
Performance: 200 ft / ½ NM Ship System Development
Contractor: Raytheon Company, Network Centric Systems
Contract Type: System Development and Demonstration, Awarded July 2008
ACAT: ACAT I(D) Program
Production Phase: Engineering and Manufacturing Development
Projected Inventory: 37
Projected Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC) date: 2014
Projected Full Operational Capabilities (FOC) date: 2024