US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision
Risk mitigation, cost and schedule targets cited
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --A U.S. Navy program that
uses Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) technology to land aircraft in harsh weather
has been recognized with a Department of Defense engineering award.
The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1A ship
system received the Systems Engineering Top 5 Programs Award for "successful
implementation of systems engineering best practices resulting in program
success," according to the Department's announcement.
JPALS uses the Global Positioning System and two-way data links for precise
area navigation and landing approaches for Navy carrier-based aircraft and
The U.S. Navy-Raytheon team "utilized solid systems engineering practices to
manage requirements, identify and mitigate risk, and manage the technical
baseline, while keeping the program within cost and schedule targets,"
according to the evaluation team. An award ceremony was held Oct. 24, 2012, in
San Diego, Calif., sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association.
Raytheon is currently installing JPALS on the aircraft carrier George H.W.
Bush, CVN-77. Government integration of the system with other ship systems was
completed in the Navy's test facility, and flight testing commenced in May
2012. Shipboard testing on the carrier is planned to start as early as
December. Raytheon completed development activities on time -- including
delivery of eight ship system engineering development models and five avionics
test kits on or ahead of schedule.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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