United Defense and General Dynamics were awarded a $2 billion contract by
Boeing and SAIC as FCS-program system integrators for engineering
development and demonstration of manned ground vehicles for the US Army
Future Combat Systems (FCS) through 2009.
FCS manned Ground Vehicles will be the next generation of main battle tanks,
artillery vehicles and infantry carriers. General Dynamics and United
Defense will develop eight lighter and smaller manned vehicles than
currently fielded ground vehicles to be fit into C-130 aircraft.
General Dynamics will be responsible for the development and integration of
the mounted combat system, command and control vehicle, and reconnaissance
and surveillance vehicle. United Defense will carry out development and
integration of Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Mortar, Infantry carrier vehicle,
Medical vehicle, recovery and maintenance vehicle and the NLOS cannon.
The Manned Ground Vehicle family will feature a common chassis, design,
and mission modules with all the variants linked together by networked
Copyright © 2003-2017 deagel.com website. All rights reserved.