Northrop Grumman. and Honeywell have teamed up to help the U.S. Navy modernize systems that air traffic controllers use to obtain landing information of an aircraft, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday.
John Keller writes the companies will work to upgrade components of the Navy’s Precision Approach Landing Systems installed on aircraft carriers and amphibious attack ships.
The Naval Air Systems Command plans to award five-year contracts to both companies in February 2014 after completing negotiations, according to the report.
The Navy wants the new system to feature navigation and communication tools, fault isolation, assembly, disassembly, as well as refurbishment of parts, assemblies and material for PALS systems’ communication and navigation technologies.
Keller writes the joint PALS technology will be based on the differential correction of a GPS signal that users can receive through data links.