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Army cancels FCS program; transitions to broader networking effort

24th June 2009 - 18:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


On 23 June 2009, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics issued a long-awaited acquisition decision memorandum (ADM) covering the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.

The formal decision had been expected since the release of the recommended Fiscal Year 2010 U.S. defense budget changes that were unveiled on 6 April 2009.

As described by service representatives, the 23 June ADM "cancels the Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team (FCS BCT) program and in its place directs the Army to transition to a modernization plan consisting of a number of separate but integrated acquisition programs to

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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