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New Interceptors set for US Army C-RAM Tests in September

On a recent firing test Raytheon has successfully intercepted and destroyed a 107mm rocket target in flight. According to Raytheon, the targets were fired...

U.S. Army Awards Two Contracts for Technology Development of the Ground...

The U.S. Army awarded two contracts for the technology development (TD) of the Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The winners are General Dynamics...

Compact Kinetic Energy Missile CKEM

The Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) is about 1.5 meter (60 inches) long, weighing less than 45 kg (100 pounds). It is designed to...

Three Industry Teams Submit Proposals for the U.S. Army Future Ground...

Three tag teams are in for yet another round of wrestling for future armored vehicle championship. As always, the teams are the same. As before, the championship prize is the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), with competing teams leaders are General Dynamics, BAE Systems and SAIC.

Gates Recommends Cancelling the Procurement of USMC’s Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is recommending to cancel the procurement of the Marine Corps $15 billion amphibious 'Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle' (EFV) program. After spending...

The Army’s First Combat Robot – Operational by 2015

Light combat brigades could be fielded by 2015 as part of the U.S. Army Brigade Modernization Plan. The Armed Robotic Vehicle-Assault (Light) (ARV-A-L) currently...

Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Systems (ANS) Matured

Following over 2,000 lab and field tests the Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) under development at General Dynamics Robotic Systems for the U.S. Army has...

U.S. Army Establishes a New Program Office to Regroup FCS’ Relics...

A new Program Executive Office (PEO) designated 'PEO-Integration' was established last week by the U.S. Army. Literally speaking, its mission will be to pick...

New Networking for the BCT

The network initiative currently under analysis and review, will partly derive from the FCS network technologies, and dovetail into an incremental network strategy to...

U.S. Army Reshaping Requirements for the Future Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV)

Major acquisition programs currently being formulated will replace major fragments of the FCS. For example, instead of the eight variants of the tracked manned...

New Equipment to Modernize Combat Brigades

Fielding the elements remaining intact, as the FCS is restructured into the BCT Modernization, will include the Honeywell Class I UAV (T-Hawk), iRobot SUGV mini-robot and...

Reshaping Future Combat Systems by Modernizing Brigade Combat Teams

The memorandum by secretary of defense to the department sent by Ashton Carter on 23.6.09 to the Army formally set guidance on the program...

Pentagon Considers Terminating the Army’s FCS Program

According to the news agency Reuters, quoting the Pentagon chief arms buyer Ashton Carter today, the U.S. Army's $160 billion Future Combat Systems (FCS)...

FCS’ Combined Controller Passes Preliminary Design Review

As the Army's Future Combat Systems' program struggles to stabilize its path after the announcement of the planned elimination of eight manned ground vehicles...
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