Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011
Total Production: 30,000
Also Known As: NetFires and Precision Attack Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems and Raytheon*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: PAM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011
Total Production: 30,000
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Description: The Precision Attack Missile (PAM) is a direct attack missile intended to engage targets ranging up to 40 kilometers from the launch location. PAM inherits technology developed under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) NetFires program. The PAM includes a variable trust solid rocket motor, a dual mode uncooled infrared/semi-active laser seeker, and a multi-mode warhead. In addition, a two-way data-link will provide re-targeting while in-flight and down linking of images reducing collateral damage probability. A tri-mode seeker is also under study by Raytheon adding millimeter wave guidance mode to the PAM missile

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 with a planned initial fielding by 2008. 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. Finally, the PAM was cancelled.

PAM Applications

Cannons & Gear NLOS-LS Fighting Ships LCS Freedom LCS Independence

PAM Specifications

Diameter: 7 inch (178 millimeter)
Length: 60 inch (1,524 millimeter)
Max Range: 40,000 meter (21.6 nautical mile)
Weight: 118 pound (0.05 ton)
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)

PAM News

There are 16 news between
22 Mar 2004 and 1 Dec 2009
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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
Thursday, May 15, 2008Precision Attack Missile Launched Successfully Using NLOS-LS Launcher
Thursday, June 28, 2007NetFires LLC Conducts Successful Warhead Demonstration for Precision Attack Missile

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