Control Test Vehicle-3 Flight Test Moves NLOS-LS Closer to Complete System Testing


Released on Monday, July 7, 2008
Lockheed Martin
Raytheon
NLOS-LS
PAM
CTV - Control Test Vehicle
NLOS-LS - Non-Line-Of-Sight Launch System
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.
Source: Control Test Vehicle-3 Flight Test Moves NLOS-LS Closer to Complete System Testing

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