May 23 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded two contracts worth $243.6 million for jets' landing systems on the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers. One contract is worth $234.6 million for 23 joint precision approach and landing systems, and another one is for a replacement GPS sensor for the JPALS, the Defense Department announced Wednesday, reports Allen Cone for UPI.com.
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May 23, 2019- The contract for Raytheon will help enable pilots to more safely land aircraft in harsh environments from carriers to remote runways.
"The need for precision landings in harsh environments isn't limited to one military service and one airplane," Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon Navigation, Weather and Services, said. "JPALS can help any fixed or rotary-wing aircraft land in harsh, low-visibility environments."
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