Released on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
NLOS-LS Team Completes First Phase of Precision Attack Missile Testing
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
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."
Missiles & Munitions
CTV - Control Test Vehicle
NLOS-LS - Non-Line-Of-Sight Launch System
PAM - Precision Attack Missile