The Army's Future Combat Systems

January 2006
Soldiers;Jan2006, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p34
The article offers information on the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The two major subgroups of sensing systems of the FCS Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) program are Tactical-UGS and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear-UGS. It can be used for perimeter defense, surveillance, target acquisition and situational awareness. Another is the Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle which provides reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition capability for dismounted soldiers. Another is the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch Systems that consists of missiles and container launch unit with fire-control electronics and software.


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