NLOS-LS Team Completes First Phase of Precision Attack Missile Testing

Released on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
CTV - Control Test Vehicle
NLOS-LS - Non-Line-Of-Sight Launch System
PAM - Precision Attack Missile
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, successfully launched another Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile (PAM) July 22.

"The success of Control Test Vehicle-2, CTV-3 and CTV-4 allows us to conclude the first phase of controlled test flights," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director. "NLOS-LS is now ready to begin the guided flight test phase in September."

To prove the missile's stability during flight, the test stressed the airframe to its limits using high-gravitational force maneuvers. The PAM joined the network after launch and operated as a node on the net throughout the flight using its onboard radio.

"The success of CTV-4 demonstrates the robustness of the PAM, which is designed to meet the warfighter's needs," said Col. Doug Dever, the U.S. Army's NLOS-LS project manager. "This advanced weapon system gives the commander a platform-independent system solution that provides organic, precision indirect fire support to the brigade combat team."

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