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NLOS-LS Team Completes First Test Of Missile Fired From Container Launch Unit

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White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Nov 26, 2008
NetFires completed the first guided test flight of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System's Precision Attack Missile. "The PAM missile, launched from a Container Launch Unit, used its digital, semi-active laser seeker to score a direct hit against a T-72 tank target," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.

"The test demonstrated the performance of the complete NLOS-LS system."

While guiding to its intended target, the PAM missile joined the network with its onboard radio and sent back a terminal target image. The PAM missile also operated as a node on the net throughout the flight.

"NLOS-LS once again proves it is on a path to meet the Future Combat Systems' lethal requirements," said Col. Doug Dever, the U.S. Army's NLOS-LS project manager. "This is good news for the soldiers who will one day rely on this innovative and effective weapon system in the field."

The U.S. Army is accelerating the delivery of NLOS-LS to soldiers in its 43 infantry brigade combat teams.

"NLOS-LS represents an exciting, new capability within the IBCT (Infantry Brigade Combat Team) to precisely engage moving targets," said Col. Tony Daskevich, Army Training and Doctrine Command capabilities manager for Rockets and Missile Systems.

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