Washington, D.C._U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole today announced that Boeing, BAE Systems and the U.S. Army have jointly chosen Elgin, OK as the site of the Army's Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) integration center.
Senator Inhofe said Elgin was chosen as the site of the integration center because of its proximity to Ft. Sill. Economic Development Administration reauthorization made funding available for the development of the Elgin Industrial Park which helped begin the initial development of the facility for the NLOS-C. This, Senator Inhofe said, will bring jobs to Elgin and surrounding areas and "establish Southwest Oklahoma as the core of our nation's next generation of field artillery."
Representative Cole expressed confidence in Elgin's ability to become a vital part of the NLOS-C manufacturing program. Rep. Cole said, "In this new role, Elgin will develop vehicles that utilize ground-breaking developments in distance and precision strike technology". He says this new technology will "ensure safer conditions for our soldiers to operate under."
NLOS-C is a product of Future Combat Systems (FCS) which is a revolutionary system at the core of Army modernization that includes a new family of manned and unmanned ground and air vehicles, sensors and weapon systems. The NLOS-C will be the first FCS Manned Ground Vehicle to be produced.