Tuesday, June 22, 2010

US Navy seeks information for LCS missile system

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The US Navy (USN) is planning to replace the Non-Line of Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS) for the final Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) design.

Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center issued a notice on 26 May for a new missile for the LCS’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) module.

The issuance does not bode well for the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Cost overruns and test failures prompted the US Army to leave the NLOS effort with the navy. The navy is also conducting a review of its precession strike portfolio to include the N-LOS programme. The results of a similar army review resulted in the NLOS cancellation.

Article Source: Jane's Defence

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