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JOINT PRECISION APPROACH AND LANDING SYSTEM

  • Investment Description

    Due to DoD budget constraints and affordability concerns, the Navy performed an internal analysis of the overall DoN Precision Approach and Landing Capability (PALC) requirement. The result of the internal analysis was a PALC roadmap and a Navy propoDue to DoD budget constraints and affordability concerns, the Navy performed an internal analysis of the overall DoN Precision Approach and Landing Capability (PALC) requirement. The result of the internal analysis was a PALC roadmap and a Navy proposal, in coordination with USD(AT&L), to restructure the JPALS Program of Record. Under the recommended restructure, the JPALS Ship System (currently designated as Increment 1A) will continue to be developed and procured for use on US Navy aircraft carriers (CVN-type) and Amphibious Assault Ships (LH-type) in support of the F-35B/C and Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) programs. JPALS will not be integrated into legacy CVN aircraft (prior JPALS Increment 1B aircraft integration), nor will JPALS be developed and procured for Navy and Marine Corps fixed based air stations or expeditionary airfields (prior JPALS Increment 2 land-based capability). JPALS will support manned and unmanned auto-land capability (prior JPALS Increments 3 and 4 autoland and UAS support) and will be incorporated as a single increment JPALS Program of Record. These above changes to the JPALS program of record caused a critical Nunn-McCurdy to the JPALS program. Since then, the JPALS program went through the Nunn-McCurdy review process and on 15 June 2014, USD(AT&L) signed the Nunn-McCurdy Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) for the restructured JPALS Increment 1A program, which certified the program in lieu of termination. Accordingly, the JPALS Milestone B decision of July 2008 has been rescinded. JPALS has been directed to complete the development phase of the current program, which provides precision approach and landing capability for JPALS-equipped manned aircraft at sea, with the addition of risk reduction efforts to prepare for manned and unmanned auto-land capability. However, the actual production phase of JPALS Increment 1A shall be deferred to align with future acquisition of the auto-land capability. A new APB for the JPALS program will be developed and approved at Milestone B not later than 3rd Quarter FY 2016. More..

  • FY2015 (CY) Spending

    $41.89 M

    Time frame of Investment

    2001 - 2040

  • Status

    No change in status

CIO Information

Terry Halvorsen

Agency Head

Ashton Carter

Agency

DOD

Bureau

Navy, Marine Corps

Evaluation by Agency CIO

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Current Evaluation

4

Color balls based on variances or ciorating

Evaluation Explanation

GAO-14-340SP indicates schedule and cost breaches. Program was recertified via N-M process on 15 June 2014 and program restructuring underway.GAO-14-340SP indicates schedule and cost breaches. Program was recertified via N-M process on 15 June 2014 and program restructuring underway.

Project Summary

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  • 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 Project Status
Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1A$925.19 MGreenRedIn-Progress

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.