Honeywell, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada to enter new phase of JPALS program

PHOENIX, 28 March 2006. Honeywell has signed a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to pursue the System Development and Demonstration Phase of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program. JPALS is intended to provide military and civilian aircraft with precise navigation data, improving the safety of flight operations in the terminal area, including approach, landing, departure, and missed approach procedures.

Mar 28th, 2006

PHOENIX, 28 March 2006. Honeywell has signed a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to pursue the System Development and Demonstration Phase of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program.

JPALS is intended to provide military and civilian aircraft with precise navigation data, improving the safety of flight operations in the terminal area, including approach, landing, departure, and missed approach procedures. JPALS systems, being developed under a single program to meet the mission requirements of all Department of Defense Services, will be used anywhere a U.S. military aircraft has to land, including fixed bases, tactical bases, and on ships.

Honeywell will serve as team leader for the pursuit of the Department of Defense's program, providing its Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) – Satellite Landing System (SLS) technology.

Sierra Nevada and Honeywell will coordinate commercial and military DGPS ground station development and manufacturing. At the same time, Boeing and Honeywell will work on avionics development, aircraft integration, and operational test and evaluation.

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