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JOINT PRECISION APPROACH AND LANDING SYSTEM

  • Investment Description

    The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) is a Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System based system that will provide a rapidly deployable, adverse weather, adverse terrain, day-night precision approach and landing capabiliThe Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) is a Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System based system that will provide a rapidly deployable, adverse weather, adverse terrain, day-night precision approach and landing capability for all Department of Defense (DoD) ground and airborne systems. The Navy-led sea-based JPALS (Increment 1A) will replace the obsolete SPN-46 and SPN-35 radar systems only once all Navy aircraft have been equipped with JPALS (Inc. 1B) aircraft systems. JPALS Inc. 1A is an Major Defense Acquisition Program Aircraft Category (ACAT) 1D program, which includes the development, integration, installation, and testing of the sea-based system and is currently the only active increment for the JPALS program. Specific FY14 accomplishments include JPALS demonstrating the autoland capability in 1QFY14. This compressed three-month at-sea effort resulted in over 70 coupled approaches using F/A-18 aircraft flying against a JPALS ship system installed on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). This capability demonstration was one of the culminating phases of the current JPALS Ship System (1A) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) contract, and has accrued significant risk reduction benefits for the single Increment JPALS Program of Record (POR). This effort also provided valuable data that demonstrated JPALS potential to provide an objective, certifiable autoland capability. Additionally, the Test Program will complete and close-out all test data analysis efforts in 2QFY14. A Phase I 19-month JPALS Increment 1A EMD contract extension was awarded in FY14 for risk reduction activities in support of manned and unmanned auto-land capability improvements. This will be followed by a Phase II E&MD contract in late FY15 to implement the resulting risk reduction improvements in support of Milestone C, Production, and F-35B/C and UCLASS deployment schedules. More..

  • FY2014 (CY) Spending

    $156.18 M

    Time frame of Investment

    2001 - 2015

  • Status

    No change in status

CIO Information

Teresa M. Takai

Agency Head

Chuck Hagel

Agency

DOD

Bureau

Navy, Marine Corps

Evaluation by Agency CIO

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Current Evaluation

5

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Evaluation Explanation

No outstanding issues or concernsNo outstanding issues or concerns

Project Summary

  • Number of Projects

    1

  • Cost Variance

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  • Schedule Variance

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Project Name Project Life Cycle Costs Cost Variance Schedule Variance
Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1A$1.27 BGreenYellow

Other Investment Metrics

Category Value
Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:Yes
Planned duration of the longest activity (days):2114
Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):2114
Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:Yes
Number of contracts applying modular development principles:0

All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.