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2009 Review of Future Combat System Is Critical to Program's Direction : Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

Printed Ephemera - 2008
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The Future Combat System (FCS) program -- which comprises 14 integrated weapon systems and an advanced information network -- is the centerpiece of the Army's effort to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. The substantial technical challenges, the Army's acquisition strategy, and the cost of the program are among the reasons why the program is recognized as needing special oversight and review. This testimony is based on GAO's two March 2008 reports on FCS and addresses (1) how the definition, development, and demonstration of FCS capabilities are proceeding, particularly in light of the go/no-go decision scheduled for 2009; (2) the Army's plans for making production commitments for FCS and any risks related to the completion of development; and (3) the estimated costs for developing and producing FCS.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2008]
Branch Call Number: GA 1.5/2:GAO-08-638 T
Characteristics: 13 p. : digital, PDF file
Additional Contributors: United States
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