posted on Dec, 7 2002 @ 09:06 AM
Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first test flight of a prototype NetFires Loitering Attack Missile (LAM) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on
Friday. The LAM vertically launched flawlessly, transitioned to stable flight and performed several maneuvers during the short flight test. Test
objectives were successfully achieved.
The Lockheed Martin-designed LAM was flown without a Laser Radar (LADAR) seeker or warhead. LAM is envisioned to be a principal non line-of-sight
weapon system for the Future Combat System (FCS).
NetFires LAM is a DARPA-managed, DARPA/Army-funded program demonstrating technology for an affordable, expendable, autonomous loitering artillery
munition launched from an affordable, lightweight, platform-independent vertical launcher compatible with legacy, interim or the Objective Force.