Navy and Army officials held a contract signing ceremony at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. On August 28 to signify the cooperation between the services in the joint procurement of the Netfires Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS). The Navy is procuring the NLOS-LS for use on Littoral Combat Ship
(LCS) surface warfare mission module. Netfires LLC of Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract August 25 for $54.8m (as part of an estimated $1.15b contract) to procure the Non-Line of Sight Launch System Naval Littoral Combat Ship Integration
, System Development and Demonstration. The work will be conducted in Tucson, Ariz., and Baltimore, Md.. It will be completed by Aug. 31, 2010. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command is the contracting activity.