Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: NetFires and NLOS-LS CLU
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and Raytheon
Parent System: NLOS-LS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Total Cost: USD$1.1 billion
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Description: The NetFires is an indirect fire, beyond line-of-sight weapon system designed for the US Army Future Combat Systems (FCS). It comprises the Container Launch Unit (CLU), the Loitering Attack Missile (LAM), and the Precision Attack Missile (PAM). The CLU is HMMWV compatible, and features 15 vertical-launch missiles in a 4x4 re-loadable rack. The LAM features 100 lbs weight, LADAR (Laser Radar) seeker, 45 minutes flight endurance and 7-inch diameter. The PAM features 100 lbs weight, dual-mode seeker, multi-mode warhead, 50 km range and 7-inch diameter. The PAM and LAM missiles will be retargetable missiles using advanced data-link and will provide images from the target area. In May 2010, the US Army officially cancelled the NLOS-LS program following February Capability Portfolio Reviews (CPR).

On 22 March 2004, Netfires LLC (a Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon company) was a awarded a six-year $1.1 billion contract for NLOS-LS (Non Line-Of-Sight Launch System) SDD covering the LAM and PAM missiles, and the Container Launch Unit (CLU) design and development. In 2004 the US Navy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US Army to procure the NLOS-LS PAM weapon system for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The LCS armed with revolutionary NLOS-LS PAM was projected to be ready in fiscal year 2008. On August 29, 2006, NetFires LLC, a Raytheon Lockheed-Martin joint venture, was awarded a $55 million contract to proceed with the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) of the NLOS-LS for the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The first Navy NLOS-LS system was slated for integration into the USS Independence (LCS 2) in 2008.

NLOS-LS Applications

Fighting Ships LCS Freedom LCS Independence

NLOS-LS Specifications

Magazine Capacity: 15
Weapon Max Range: 50,000 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)


There are 18 news between
22 Mar 2004 and 13 May 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010US Army Cancels Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Brigade Combat Team Modernization Increment 1 to Enter Production
Tuesday, December 1, 2009NLOS-LS Team Uses Warhead to Defeat Stationary Target
Wednesday, July 22, 2009NLOS-LS PAM Missile Demonstrates Capability Against Moving Targets
Tuesday, December 23, 2008NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile Completes Third Test Flight
Tuesday, December 9, 2008NLOS-LS Team Completes Second Guided Test Flight of Precision Attack Missile
Tuesday, November 25, 2008PAM Completes First Guided Test Flight Fired From Container Launch Unit
Monday, October 6, 2008ATK Rocket Motors Support Successful Flight Demonstrations of Precision Attack Missile
Wednesday, July 30, 2008NLOS-LS Team Completes First Phase of Precision Attack Missile Testing
Monday, July 7, 2008Control Test Vehicle-3 Flight Test Moves NLOS-LS Closer to Complete System Testing

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