Strategy Page: The Future Gets Mugged By Reality
Congress originally demanded that NLOS-C be in service by 2008, but it appears that 4-5 years from now seems more likely. Field testing (operating as one would in combat), begins this year with the six prototypes. One problem the brass are already concerned about is the ability of the two man crew to hold up during 24/7 operations.
I didn’t realize that the timing had slipped so much. I’ve been a pretty big fan of the NLOS-C for quite a while and thought we’d be seeing some in action any day.