The Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System (NLOS-LM ) Precision Attack Missile (PAM) passed a captive flight test.
That system is provided by NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Co. [RTN] and Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT].
This was the second captive flight test for PAM.
of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile (PAM).
NLOS-LS provides the warfighter with immediate, precise and responsive fires on high-payoff targets with real-time target acquisition and battle effects, Raytheon noted. It is also one of the key Littoral Combat Ship mission modules.
"As a key part of the LCS layered surface warfare capability, NLOS-LS counters the small-boat threat," said Capt. Mike Good, U.S. Navy program manager for the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules.
The LCS has three main missions: anti-submarine, anti-enemy-mines, and blocking swarm boats, which are small high-speed boats filled with explosives and piloted by terrorists bent upon attacking large Navy ships, such as the USS Cole (DDG 67).
"The success of this captive flight test increases our confidence in the over-water capability of these missiles. Combined with the recent successful U.S. Army guided tests, these are important steps toward the Navy-guided flight tests scheduled for later this year."
The LCS Mission Module can fire as many as 45 NLOS-LS PAM missiles from three container launch units. With a range greater than 25 miles, the PAM missile gives the LCS an increased surface warfare weapon capability.