Joint Precision Approach and Landing System Increment 1A (JPALS Inc 1A)
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NAVY PEO (TACTICAL AIRCRAFT PROGRAMS) LEXINGTON PARK MD TRAFFIC CONTROL AND COMBAT IDENTIFICATION
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The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System JPALS is a joint interest program with the Navy as the DoD lead component. JPALS is a Global Positioning System GPS-based precision approach and landing system that will replace several aging and obsolete aircraft landing systems with a family of systems that is more affordable, will function in more operational environments, and support all DoD Land and Sea Based applications. The National Defense Strategy of the United States of America calls for highly mobile forces that can rapidly respond to crises worldwide. Success in meeting this challenge requires the ability to land aviation assets virtually anywhere, at any time. JPALS will provide this capability by being rapidly deployable, survivable, and interoperable among the U.S. Services and with U.S. allies, as well as with civil aircraft and landing facilities. JPALS will eventually support unmanned and highly automated aircraft and will be able to operate during restricted Emission Control conditions. The approved JPALS Acquisition Strategy defines seven acquisition increments, based on technology maturity and Service needs. Inc 1, Sea Based JPALS, is separated into two phases Inc 1A ship based systems and Inc 1B aircraft integration. The JPALS Inc 1 Capability Development Document CDD approved by a Joint Requirements Oversight Council JROC Memorandum on March 16, 2007, directs the U.S. Navy to be the lead Service for JPALS.
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