Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System deployed on two international platforms

JPALS system operational on the UK’s QNLZ and Italy’s Cavour

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., (July 20, 2021) – The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System, also known as JPALS, made by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, is now deployed on two international platforms.

The system will be used to perform joint operations with the U.S. Marine Corps aboard the UK Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth. It is also installed on the ITS Cavour, an Italian aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Marina Militare, to support their F-35 squadron.

JPALS, a differential GPS precision landing system, guides aircraft onto carriers and amphibious assault ships in all weather and surface conditions. The system is being deployed on all U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. All F-35 aircraft are equipped with JPALS capability, and the system is currently being used on the F-35B and F-35C.

“The Cavour JPALS is the first system to be permanently installed on a foreign ship,” said Denis Donohue, vice president of Communications & Airspace Management Systems at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “JPALS will add significant mission capabilities for our international allies and partners who are flying the F-35.”

The system has completed flight testing and Category I and II certifications in preparation for deployments. 

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