Raytheon receives $52 million award to continue JPALS program
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy extended Raytheon Company’s NYSE: RTN Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems JPALS program.
Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and integration of the FUnit of capacitance. The basic unit of a measure of a capacitor. A capacitor charged to 1 volt with a charge of 1 coulombA coulomb is the unit of electric charge. It is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.1 coulomb is the amount of electric charge transported by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second. It can also be defined in terms of capacitance and voltage, where one coulomb is defined as one farad of capacitance times one volt of electric potential difference. would have a capacitance of 1 farad. 1 microF = .000001 Farads.-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract value is $52 million.”The JPALS program is a collaboration between the U.S. Navy and Raytheon,” said Brian Hickey, director, Raytheon Navigation and Landing Systems. “Landing a high-powered, high-speed aircraft on a moving carrier in rough seas is an exceptionally difficult task. The progress we’veVolumetric Efficiency made is resulting in truly game changing technology for Navy pilots.”JPALS works with the GPS satellite navigation system to provide accurate, reliable and high-integrity guidance for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The system features anti-jam protection to ensure mission continuity in hostile environments and enables precision landings in all weather and environmental conditions.