Non Line Of Sight Launch System
Definition/Scope: The XM501 Non Line of Sight-Launch System (NLOS-LS) consists of a platform-independent Container Launch Unit (CLU) with self-contained tactical fire control electronics and software for remote and unmanned operations. Each CLU consists of a computer and communications system and 15 Precision Attack Missiles (PAM). The NLOS-LS provides a rapidly deployale and network-linked precision guided munitions launch capability that is currently not available within the Army. PAMs are modular, multi-mission, guided missiles with two trajectories: (1) a direct-fire or fast-attack trajectory, and (2) a boost-glide trajectory. The missile receives target information prior to launch, and can receive and respond to target location updates during flight. The PAM supports laser-designated, laser-anointed and autonomous operation modes. The missiles are capable of transmitting near-real-time information in the form of target imagery prior to impact. PAMs are designed to defeat high-payoff light and heavy armored targets, either moving or stationary. The NLOS-LS, which has also successfully completed airdrops from a C130, is part of Spin Out 1 and will provide superior situational awareness for soldiers in any field.
Used For:Movement and Maneuver WFF
Broader Terms:Army transformation
Related Terms:Brigade Support Battalion