U.S. Army Future Combat System project will be cut in half (Photos)
Future Combat System of the nonlinear guns like cars
Future Combat Systems unmanned ground reconnaissance vehicle in the U.S. Defense News website
February 23, 2009 reported that the fall of 2008, Army 2010 to 2015 program objective memorandum requirements in the next six years fighting the system for the future increase of 62 billion dollars in funding, but now that plan has been revised. As the Defense Department hopes to cut costs and avoid high-ranking officials or legislators intense move, the U.S. Army may cancel or postpone the project in half the Future Combat System vehicle research and development. Originally planned to spend $ 160 billion Future Combat System could be to adjust the White House and Secretary of Defense Office of the implied goal of the two departments that the unstable economy will require significant R & D projects to reduce weapon.
an industry analyst that there are eight kinds of models will be listed as R & D focus, while another half of the models will be canceled or postponed. It is said there are four models may be immune to revocation, that is: BAE Systems’ NLOS artillery, infantry carriers, General Dynamics surveillance vehicles and command and control vehicle. Risk of vehicles is BAE Systems’ NLOS mortar, medical vehicles and maintenance vehicles, and General Dynamics Combat Systems vehicle. McAleese and Associates consulting firm defense of James McAleese that, instead, the Army will purchase more of existing vehicles.
given a lot of experimental work has been completed and congressional requests, NLOS cannon development work will certainly continue. Army should be able to successfully select the Save as 2 to 3 manned ground vehicles as a priority in 2015 to carry out mass production. Congress may propose to use relatively low-cost Abrams/Bradley benefit upgrades, the recent production of Stryker armored vehicles, by continuing to replace the M113 series of vehicles depends on the original plan developed to replace the other manned ground vehicles. Vehicle program cuts may affect the Future Combat System program’s annual budget kinds of research and development costs. The project’s research and development of next-generation battlefield network is expected to survive, the message from Congress that it may be out of Future Combat System and become an independent project.
(Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Wang Dongmei)
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