Remember JPALS? Development of the military GPS-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System began back in 1998, and the program suffered a so-called Nunn-McCurdy cost breach in 2014 after all, but the U.S. Navy pulled out of the once-joint effort. Therefore, making the assumption that the program had died is not unreasonable. But Raytheon now has a $255 million Navy contract to complete development of JPALS and support early operational capability in 2018 on one aircraft ...

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