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Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature

NSIAD-86-214BR Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 02, 1986.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.

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