NLOS-LS

AcronymDefinition
NLOS-LSNon-Line of Sight - Launch System (US Army)
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NLOS-LS is being developed as part of the Army's FCS program to provide soldiers with a rapidly deployable precision-fires delivery system.
The NLOS-LS will provide sensor-fused indirect fire capability at the platoon level.
According to current plans, each FCS brigade would be equipped with 60 launchers, which would make up a battalion, Within the battalion, NLOS-LS platoons will have firing batteries and a headquarters component to position the weapons on the battlefield.
The demonstration of this capability is a significant milestone for the program," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.
While NLOS-LS missiles can use normal rocket engines, a variable-thrust motor has several advantages, according to Bob Keenan, business development manager for advanced tactical propulsion.
As a key part of the LCS 'layered' surface warfare capability, NLOS-LS counters the small-boat threat," said Capt.
The NLOS-LS program implemented a robust producibility engineering and planning statement of work to promote producibility and manufacturing planning in the development program, and the program required that producibility be considered in all design decisions.
The PAM missile, launched from a container launch unit, used the fire-and-forget uncooled imaging infrared seeker to score a direct hit against a stationary T-72 tank," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.
NLOS-LS provides commanders with immediate, responsive precision fires against moving and stationary land and sea targets," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.
The PAM missile, launched from a Container Launch Unit, used its digital, semi-active laser seeker to score a direct hit against a T-72 tank target," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires LLC and Raytheon's NLOS-LS program director.
Essentially a multiple-launch rocket system in a small, portable container, each NLOS-LS contains 15 vertical-launch rounds.