NLOS-CNon-Line of Sight - Cannon (US Army)
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We've also harnessed the electric drives from the NLOS-C, which are faster than the hydraulic drives used in the existing fleet," Furber said.
Technologies that would have been included in the now cancelled NLOS-C program are among those that will migrate to the new Paladin.
The drive system for the NLOS-C is hybrid-electric and contains a diesel engine that powers a generator, which charges batteries that in turn power the electric motors that drive the rubber tracks.
A total of eight NLOS-C prototypes will be produced between 2008 and 2009.
BAE announced last year it will build a 150,000 square-foot production facility for the NLOS-C in Elgin, Okla.
The 155mm cannon intended for use in the NLOS-C is currently undergoing test and evaluation.
The NLOS-C is much different than all the other combat vehicles produced by the Army thus far.
The NLOS-C is an integral part of the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program and one of eight Manned Ground Vehicles being developed for FCS.
The NLOS-C CTD, which features a fully-automated Zone 4, 38-caliber, 155-mm howitzer, fired six four-round MRSI (pronounced "mercy") missions.
The lighter-weight 38-caliber length tube replaces the CTD's 39-caliber length tube which fired more than 1,193 rounds on the NLOS-C CTD system since August 2003.
NLOS-C has been identified by the Army as critical and integral to the FCS-equipped Units of Action.
The development schedule for FCS calls for the first NLOS-C Increment 0 prototype to be delivered by 2008.