Our friends over at the Center for Defense Information have provided DT with an interesting primer on the Armys Future Combat Systems program.
Contributor Winslow Wheeler explains:
The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program is central to the U.S. Armys vision of its transformation in response to perceived challenges in the post-Cold War world.
Since beginning in 2000, the program has encountered large cost increases, schedule delays and difficulties in developing the systems new and complex technologies. Some have challenged the fundamental concept of the FCS as an example of the failed, so-called Revolution in Military Affairs.
CDI Research Associate Ana Marte and Research Assistant Elise Szabo provide an overview of the FCS program and links to many additional sources.
(Photo from Boeing)