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AUSA 2017: Raytheon demos helicopter landing precision

11th October 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Washington DC

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Raytheon is showcasing a concept of its precision approach and landing technology for helicopters to the US Army at AUSA 2017 in Washington DC.

A GPS-based approach system, Raytheon’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) will be able to guide aircraft to land within a 20x20cm box that will be able to aid helicopter pilots landing in difficult terrains or onboard ships. 

It can guide either on straight-in or circuitous approaches.

The JPALS can land a number of aircraft at the same time, Brooks Cleveland, senior aviation adviser on precision landing systems at Raytheon, explained to Shephard. 

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