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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 fully automated loading system that was slated for the NLOS-C did not make it into the PIM, but it will use a semi-automatic rammer.
* Will the Army replace the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C)?
* Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C): $58.216 million;
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.
The NLOS-C is a fully automated, 155 mm self-propelled diesel-electric howitzer.
The NLOS-C has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space, officials said, adding it is the lead prototype in the Army's family of eight FCS manned ground vehicles.
BAE announced last year it will build a 150,000 square-foot production facility for the NLOS-C in Elgin, Okla., which is scheduled to open in early 2009.
A total of 18 Manned Ground Vehicle Initial Production Platforms, also known as the NLOS-C, will be produced starting in late 2008 and continuing at a rate of six vehicles per year through 2011.
Like all MGV variants, the NLOS-C will be able to rapidly rearm and refuel, and its system weight will make it uniquely deployable.
The NLOS-C is much different than all the other combat vehicles produced by the Army thus far.
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