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Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C)

TThe Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) is an indirect fire support component of the System of Systems (SoS) of the FCS (BCT). It will be organic to and provide networked, extended- range, responsive and sustained precision attack of point and area targets in support of the FCS (BCT). It fires a suite of munitions that include special purpose capabilities to provide a variety of effects on demand including precision guided munitions such as the XM982 Excalibur.

NLOS-C will provide close support for tactical standoff engagements during both offensive and defensive operations in concert with line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight, other NLOS, external and joint capabilities in combat scenarios spanning the spectrum of ground combat.

The NLOS-C will be a self propelled howitzer with a two man crew. It will have a 155 mm, Zone 4, 38 caliber cannon, fully automated armament system and a high level of commonality with other MGV variants. It will incorporate a suite of protection measures to enhance crew and platform survivability. The cannon will be able to move rapidly, stop quickly, and deliver lethal first round effects on target in record time.

The NLOS Cannon will have a multiple round simultaneous impact (MRSI) capability. The MRSI capability, coupled with the NLOS-C superior sustained rate of fire. The cannon can rapidly rearm and refuel, and its system weight makes it uniquely deployable. Fully automated handling, loading, and firing will be another centerpiece of the NLOS-C. The NLOS-C will be designed to minimize its logistic and maintenance footprint in the theater of operation and to employ advanced maintenance approaches to increase availability.