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US Navy Program Guide 2013 13 Mar 2013
"F-35 Joint Strike Fighter | Description
The JSF F-35 Lightning II program will deliver a transformational family of next-generation strike aircraft, combining stealth and enhanced sensors to provide lethal, survivable, and supportable tactical jet aviation strike fighters. The Navy Carrier Variant (CV), the Marine Corps Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) and Air Force Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) “family of aircraft” designs share a high level of commonality while meeting U.S. service and allied partner needs. The keystone of this effort is a mission systems avionics suite that delivers unparalleled interoperability among U.S. Armed Services and Coalition Partners. Agreements for international participation in System Development and Demonstration (SDD) have been negotiated with Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. A Security Cooperation Participant (SCP) Letter of Agreements has been signed with Israel while an SCP Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been established with Singapore. The CV will replace F/A-18A-C aircraft and complement the F/A-18E/F. The STOVL variant will replace Marine F/A-18s and AV-8Bs.
The JSF is in its twelfth year of a planned 17-year SDD program. Following a Nunn-McCurdy breach, OSD certified the JSF as essential to national security. The DoD Base Realignment and Closure Commission 2005 directed the first JSF Integrated Training Center to be at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. First CTOL variant SDD flight was December 2006; first STOVL flight was June 2008; and first CV flight was June 2010. Initial amphibious ship testing for the STOVL variant occurred onboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) in October 2011. Initial Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) testing for the CV occurred in November 2011. Completed roll-in arrestments and initial fly-in arrestments August 2012. STOVL Initial Operational Capability (IOC) is planned in 2015, and CV IOC is planned in 2018. By the end of 2014, the Navy plans to procure 50 STOVL (with 34 delivered) and 26 CV aircraft (with 13 delivered). The first USMC STOVL transition of a legacy F/A-18 squadron took place in November 2012. The first Navy CV transition of a legacy F/A-18 squadron is scheduled for 2016...."

"Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS)

The JPALS is a joint DoD effort with the Air Force and Army. The Navy assumed the lead service role in March 2007. JPALS fulfills the need for a rapidly deployable, adverse weather, adverse terrain, day-night, survivable, DoD/civil/internationally interoperable, and mobile Precision Approach and Landing capability that can support forward presence, crisis response, and mobility needs. Sea-based JPALS consists of a GPS/INS-based precision landing system component (Shipboard Relative GPS or SRGPS) with a two-way data-link and an independent backup system. JPALS provides critical enabling technology for several naval programs such as CVN/LH type ships, JSF, and unmanned systems (UCLASS). Sea-based JPALS will also be installed on all air-capable surface ships, carrier air wing aircraft, and DoD aircraft capable of operating from Navy ships. JPALS will replace the Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) on nuclear aircraft carriers, SPN-35 on LH type amphibious ships, and various approach systems ashore, including Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), TACAN, and fixed and mobile Precision Approach Radar (PAR). JPALS land-based systems and aircraft systems will also be civil interoperable and FAA certifiable.
JPALS completed MS B in June 2008, with contract award on September 15, 2008. Sea-based JPALS IOC is 2016. The system is on schedule for installation in CVN 78, the lead ship of the Gerald R. Ford new-design aircraft carrier program...." ... -npg13.pdf (9.7Mb)
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