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Non-Line-of-Sight Mortar (NLOS-M)

The Non-Line of Sight Mortar (NLOS-M) is the short-to-mid-range indirect fire support component of the System of Systems (SoS) of the FCS (BCT). It will be organic to and provide networked, responsive and sustained indirect fire support to the Combined Arms Battalion (CAB) in the FCS (BCT). It fires a suite of 120mm munitions that include special purpose capabilities to provide a variety of fires on demand including precision guided munitions. NLOS-M will provide close support for tactical standoff engagements 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-M will mount a secondary armament and will incorporate a suite of protection measures to enhance crew and platform survivability. The Section Chief and Driver will occupy the vehicle's Common Crew Station while the remaining crew member will sit immediately to the rear. The primary duties of the rear crewman is to stow ammunition during rearm, prepare the 120mm mortar ammunition for firing by removing unneeded propellant charges, and setting the fuse. The semi-automated ammunition handling on the NLOS-M will present the proper round from the magazines to the crewman. The automated fire control will compute firing data and point the tube. The NLOS-M will be deployable worldwide and will operate in a wide range of climatic conditions. The NLOS-M will have a high level of commonality with other MGV variants and will be designed to minimize its logistic and maintenance footprint in the theater of operation. The NLOS-M will employ advanced maintenance approaches to increase availability and support sustainability.