Bring Home the Aircraft – Col Wayne R. Scott, USAF (Ret)


Both manned and unmanned airplanes require precision guidance to lead them back to their landing position regardless of weather conditions or availability of other outside navigational aids. Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) addresses this need, offering a universal navigational guidance system for use by all US Armed Forces.

Wayne R. Scott, is a Senior Program Manager at the Raytheon Company in Fullerton, California, currently serving as Manager of the US Navy’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program. In this role, he leads a team of 125 engineers and technical personnel in engineering and manufacturing development of the Navy’s’ next generation, high precision, aircraft landing system for aircraft carriers. Before this assignment, he was Manager of the US Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) program at Thales-Raytheon Systems (TRS) where he led a team of 25 engineers and technical personnel in developing a prototype to demonstrate key capabilities for the Marines’ next generation, deployable air battle management system. Wayne has also been Director of US Business Development for TRS, working with US military customers and making them aware of systems, products, and capabilities to address operational needs, and Assistant Program Manager for the TRS Battle Control System (BCS), the air command and control system supporting NORAD’s air defense mission in the US and Canada. Before joining TRS, Wayne served for over 29 years as a Communications and Computer Systems Officer in the United States Air Force. His Air Force career took him through 19 C.O. Tim Brown(L), thanks Col Jason Woodworth((CL) for his MCAS Miramar presentation, X.O. Vince van den Brink(CR) and OPS Cindy Macha® join in. different assignments at 11 different locations, including three tours as a squadron commander responsible for the morale, welfare, and discipline of up to 500 personnel. Under his leadership, one of those units was named best large communications unit in the Air Force. He retired as a Colonel from the Air Force in November 2005 and joined Raytheon/TRS at that time.


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