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Designed to move rapidly and set-up quickly, the Non-Line of Site cannon is capable of firing a round every 10 seconds and maintaining a sustained rate of six rounds per minute at ranges of nearly 15 miles.
This is an artist's drawing of the Howitzer FCS vehicle that has since been named the NLOS-C. The crew has been reduced from four to two soldiers with advanced fire control and loading technology.
This is an artist's drawing of the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator
An M-109A6 Howitzer from Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 83rd Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, sends a round down range during combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. The NLOS-C no longer requires munitions handling by soldiers.
The NLOS is the lead manned ground vehicle system of the US Army's Future Combat Systems program
The lighter-weight 38-caliber length tube replaces the CTD's 39-caliber length tube (pictured) which fired more than a thousand rounds during trials over the last two years
Soldiers fire a M109A6 Paladin howitzer near the Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, Iraq. The Soldiers are assigned to Battery C, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment.
UPDATED August 3, 2005 The Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator is the next generation advanced cannon artillery solution for the US Army and it has been clocking up milestones on its fast-tracked road to deployment recently. Designed to move rapidly and set-up quickly, the Non-Line of Site cannon is capable of firing a round every 10 seconds and maintaining a sustained rate of six rounds per minute at ranges of nearly 15 miles. The NLOS-C is a hybrid-diesel aluminium-armored vehicle with extremely quiet 18-inch band tracks. Most significantly, it is far more automated than any mobile cannon in history, with an automatic ammunition-handling system laser igniter and enough robotics to reduce the crew from four to two compared to the Crusader it will replace. It is also half the weight of a Crusader, 30 percent more fuel-efficient and the lead manned ground vehicle system of the US Army's Future Combat Systems program.
Read the full article: First Round fired from 38-Calibre NLOS Cannon
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