Gates to Review Army Plans to Make FCS More Relevant to Current and Near-Term Ops

By Jason Sherman, Dan Dupont / June 24, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled on Wednesday to review a closely held Army plan for restructuring the Future Combat Systems program that would significantly reorient the service's top-priority modernization program to generate capabilities immediately relevant to operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Pentagon sources. Originally envisioned as a follow-on to the main battle tank, the new FCS program -- according to sources familiar with the effort -- will shift its near-term focus from enhancing the capabilities of the...

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