USA: Raytheon Awarded JPALS Contract Modification

Raytheon Co., based in Fullerton, Calif., has been awarded a $14,6 million worth modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) maintenance Design Phase II.

This modification includes assessing, documenting and implementing design modifications to the existing maintenance design to allow for increased organizational level maintenance of the JPALS Increment 1A Ship system.

JPALS uses the Global Positioning System and two-way data links for precise area navigation and landing approaches for Navy carrier-based aircraft and helicopters.  Among ships featuring JPALS is the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, CVN-77 .

The majority of the work will be performed in Fullerton, Calif. (60 percent), followed by Cedar Rapids, Iowa (28 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind., (12 percent). The work is expected to be completed in December 2013.

Press Release, May 31, 2013; Image: Raytheon

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