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Raytheon demonstrates eJPALS in Yuma tests

28th July 2021 - 12:15 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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A USAF C-130 lands during a training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. (Photo: USAF.)

The expeditionary Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (eJPALS) is a land-based version of its carrier-borne JPALS capability designed to support dispersed operations and flights from austere runways.

Recent demonstrations at Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, Arizona, saw eJPALS-equipped aircraft land 11.5 miles (18.5km) away from where the system was physically located.

A consolidated version of the shipborne JPALS system, eJPALS is held in transit cases that can assist the landing of any JPALS-equipped aircraft, including the Lockheed Martin F-35.

USN RADM (ret) CJ Jaynes, JPALS executive technical advisor at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, said: 'When you think about that in terms of if you're out in the middle, fighting a war, and you're in an area that may not be safe, you can put your [eJPALS] system in one …

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