US Army Delays Future Combat Systems Spinout Gear

21 May 2009 (Last Updated May 21st, 2009 18:30)

The US Army could delay the Future Combat Systems (FCS) spinout gear due to the programme's restructuring. The spinout gear includes a small sensor-carrying robot dubbed SUG-V, the sensor-equipped Micro Air Vehicle UAV, the Unattended Ground Sensors and FCS battlefield network gear.

The US Army could delay the Future Combat Systems (FCS) spinout gear due to the programme's restructuring.

The spinout gear includes a small sensor-carrying robot dubbed SUG-V, the sensor-equipped Micro Air Vehicle UAV, the Unattended Ground Sensors and FCS battlefield network gear.

The FCS network and spinout-gear efforts will be shifted to a new programme called the Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization (ABCTM).

The lead systems integrator contract with FCS prime Boeing-SAIC is also being renegotiated.

The gear is scheduled to begin deploying in 2011.