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Raytheon’s JPALS flies in desert demo for US military

23rd January 2019 - 08:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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Raytheon’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) has been demonstrated to US services in Yuma, Arizona on 16 January, Shephard has learnt.

The trial flight took place on an F-35B equipped with JPALs and the system was used to show it can aid the aircraft on landing.

JPALS can guide aircraft to ground with approximately 20cm accuracy – demonstrated with a modified F/A-18 Hornet testbed aircraft during flight testing last year – which is advantageous for landing in difficult terrains or onboard ships. It can guide straight-in or circuitous approaches, and has the capacity to land up to 50

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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