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    F-35C Jets on Carrier Lincoln Clear Qualifications for Logistics, Landing System

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    US pilots and aircrews on board the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln were qualified on the F-35C's Autonomic Logistic Information System (ALIS) and the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) during flight operations.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Navy said in a press release on Friday that US pilots and aircrews on board the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln were qualified on the jet's ALIS and JPALS during flight operations.

    "The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully completed Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II program, including first-time use of Autonomic Logistic Information System (ALIS) aboard a carrier, and use of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) in an operational setting," the Navy said.

    The ALIS is a networked information technology system that transmits operations, maintenance, prognostic, support, training and technical data on the F-35C to users and technicians worldwide. The all-weather JPALS system was rigorously tested during both clear and inclement weather, according to the Navy.

    "JPALS works with the GPS satellite navigation system to provide accurate, reliable and high-integrity guidance for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft," according to published information on the NAvy's website. "The system features anti-jam protection to ensure mission continuity in hostile environments. JPALS is a differential GPS that will provide an adverse weather precision approach and landing capability."

    As early as 2025, the Navy's aircraft carrier air wings will have a mix of 5th generation F-35C's, F/A18 E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, and MH-60R/S anti-submarine helicopters, the Navy said.

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