WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The joint venture between U.S. companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to develop a next-generation precision attack missile has achieved a new milestone.
The NetFires joint venture has successfully conducted a guided test flight for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System PAM missile technology. Officials say the NLOS-LS technology successfully guided a PAM missile to detect and acquire a targeted stationary T-72 tank.
The missile test, marking the third successful test for the NLOS-LS technology, demonstrated the PAM seeker's automatic target acquisition technologies.
"This has been a great three weeks for the NLOS-LS team," Col. Doug Dever, U.S. Army's NLOS-LS project manager, said in a statement.
"This test validates the dual mode seeker. Using an uncooled imaging infrared seeker is a first for an Army missile."