Control Test Vehicle-3 Flight Test Moves NLOS-LS Closer to Complete System Testing
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., July 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, successfully launched another Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile July 1.
"The success of this CTV-3 flight test confirms that NLOS-LS can reliably move forward to multi-mode seeker flights," said Col. Doug Dever, U.S. Army's NLOS-LS project manager. "This advanced weapon system gives the commander a single system solution to counter the moving target and asymmetric swarm attack threat while minimizing collateral damage."
The flight test proved the missile's stability in cruise and guidance modes and its ability to operate as a node on the net using its onboard radio.
"This test marks the first time an Army missile with an onboard radio joined the net and transmitted both missile status while in flight and a preloaded simulated target image just prior to impact," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.
Note to Editors: The NLOS-LS is one of the 14 Future Combat System core systems. As part of the FCS systems-of-systems, the NLOS-LS will meet the requirements of the Army's future brigade combat teams by providing increased capability for the current force's modular BCT.
NLOS-LS provides the brigade commander immediate, precise and responsive fires on high payoff targets with real-time target acquisition and battle effects. It is also one of the key littoral combat ship mission modules.
Compared to systems with equivalent firepower, the NLOS-LS provides a modular, persistent, responsive, networked and rapidly deployable precision strike capability against moving and stationary targets.
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