SPARTA begins shipping all up round containers

SPARTA Composite Products has started shipping NLOS-LS (Non-Line-Of-Site Launch System) Precision Attack Missile (PAM) all up round (AUR) Containers for final delivery to the U.S. Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF).

SPARTA Composite Products (San Diego, Calif.) has started shipping NLOS-LS (Non-Line-Of-Site Launch System) Precision Attack Missile (PAM) all up round (AUR) Containers for final delivery to the U.S. Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF), an integral part of the Future Combat System (FCS).

SPARTA is responsible for the design, development, qualification, production and assembly of the NLOS-LS PAM AUR containers under contract to Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, AZ). David Money, SPARTA Composites' NLOS-LS PAM Container program co-manager said, "The lightweight composite NLOS-LS PAM Containers enhance the functionality of the NLOS-LS system by providing PAM Missile transportation, long-term depot storage, and combat environment protection, as well as providing a launch platform for the PAM missile. The container is designed to require little or no maintenance throughout the expected life of the system.”

NLOS-LS Containers are a part of the NLOS-LS Container Launch Unit (CLU) which consists of 15 PAM AUR containers and a missile computer and communication system. NLOS-LS is a key component of the Army's Future Combat System. NLOS-LS provides precision engagement of both stationary and moving targets at extended range, day or night. The NLOSLS is a platform-independent, self-contained system that can be fired from the ground, a vehicle or a ship. NLOS-LS is also helicopter transportable and air droppable.

In other SPARTA Composite Products news, the company says that Perry Johnson Registrars has certified that SPARTA's quality processes continue to comply with the requirements of AS9100B:2004, and has been awarded a renewal to the company's AS9100 certification. The certification covers design, manufacturing and distribution processes and confirms SPARTA Composite Products' commitment to continually improving processes and providing value to its customers.