FCS- Future Combat System (from 9/11 to the Future) -Updates
-What the "AntiWar"- and "9/11 Truth Movement" doesn't wanna tell you,
including the latest false opposition group of Vancouver
July 1, 2007
As explained in earlier research
columns at 911res, i consider FCS
as the main privatized system hub of StarWars aka MDA aka Trailblazer (aka Haarp aka SDI aka ? etc..),
which combined the logistical use of exoW (incl. dirEN) on the morning of 9/11,
in combination with the conceptional 9/11 TV-, Video- and Media Fakery layers.
[see also http://www.army.mil/fcs/bios.html ]
Here are some 'historical' articles about FCS between 'then and
which shows the significance of the 9/11 [media] Cover-Up for an endless war:
Future Combat Systems - Topics 2007
Four Unmanned Systems Removed from FCS, Saving US$3.4 Billion
"...the U.S. Army is restructuring and stretching the "Future Combat Systems" (FCS) program, eliminating $3.4 billion from its budget over the next five fiscal years....
...stretching the fielding of the 15 brigades over five years, starting 2015 and eliminating or deferring four systems from the 18 planned, including the Class II and Class III UAVs, the Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) and Intelligent Munitions System (IMS). Total cost of the restructured program is expected to be $162 billion with another $2 billion slated for additional construction required. The FCS was designed as a “family” of 18 individual systems, plus the network and the soldier -- referred to as 18+1+1. With four of the systems deferred, the system is now 14+1+1...
...remaining systems, such as Honeywell's Class I mini-UAV and Northrop
Grumman's Class IV FireScout...
...Companies affected by the decision could be Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT), the prime contractof for the IMS program, and BAE Systems, which was involved with the ARV. However, both companies are heavily engaged with other elements of the FCS program. For example, Textron Systems is also pursueing the FCS-UGS system which should receive more focused resulting from the elimination of IMS....
June 9 2007
Heavenly visions [GCP]
By Akiko Busch
"...The beautiful thing about any new technology is the way it can be put to
...And so it is with satellite maps. Since the first weather satellite, Tiros 1, delivered pictures of clouds from outer space in 1960, these maps have been used for everything from scientific research to military surveillance, communications to navigation...
...Geospatial content providers, as they are now called, offer us seemingly limitless archives of information. ..
“Fighting Folly” - a new 'division' within DEW/FCS Supporters?
Future Combat Systems in the Crosshairs
"....May may be murder for the US Army’s $160+ billion Future Combat
...bipartisan recommendations from the House Armed Services Committee propose a nearly $900 million budget cut in FY 2008, and have the US Army arguing that the future of the program is in danger...
By Greg Grant email@example.com Government Executive May 1, 2007
"...Future Combat Systems, an ultramodern suite of armored vehicles, robots and aerial drones connected via a sophisticated battle command network. The program, for which cost estimates range from $164 billion to more than $230 billion, aims to transform the Army into a lighter, more agile force...
...Years before the Army embarked on FCS, independent analysis funded by the Army showed that those concepts were deeply flawed. What's more, the Army's own experience of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan further debunks concepts central to FCS.
The Army has so far spent $8 billion and is a third of the way through the development part of FCS, with full production scheduled for 2013. How is it progressing? That depends on whom you ask. According to the Army and Boeing, the program is "on cost and on schedule," as Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing's general manager for FCS, said in a conference with reporters last summer. But an assessment of cost growth and the findings of a yearlong Government Accountability Office audit suggest FCS is a costly mess.
The Army's original price tag back in 2003 was $92 billion. Since then, the Army has restructured the program twice and now estimates development and production will cost $163.7 billion, a 76 percent increase...
...Software needed to control FCS has doubled from initial estimates to a staggering 63 million lines of code, three times the amount being written for the Joint Strike Fighter..."
[ed: The 'lines of code' screwed up once already.
The day of 9/11 presented us a flawed cartoon by WABC7 and FOX11 ;
WarCriminals like 911truth.org and the DRG/PJones clan instead look into the other direction and misled 100.000s followers if not millions worlwide, sacrifying the U.S. into a WW scenario and bancruptcy against Russia and China.]
Mar. 9, 2007
The first Integrated Computer Systems (ICS) were delivered last week to the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program...
...The ICS team include General Dynamics C4 and Rockwell Collins.
The ICS was developed in just 21 months to support the rapid spin-out of FCS capability into existing vehicles...
Feb 12, 2007
Earlier this month (February 2007) the U.S. Army reached an important milestone in the Future Combat Systems' program, completing the first live-fire exercise, Experiment 1.1
JIN Stays in the Lamp
DRS & Ionatron to Cooperate on Energy Weapons
December 15, 2005
FCS Contractors Step Up Advocacy Campaign
"...Defense contractors in charge of developing the Army's Future Combat
System want subcontractors...
Boeing and SAIC want to educate the entire team about the political and budgetary issues that surround FCS' development ...
FCS Program Rolls Forward in Formation
A wireless data network, with advanced communications and technologies, links soldiers with 18 new, lightweight manned and unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, sensors and weapons—and it’s all in one program...
Shown here is the schedule for “Spinning Out” technologies. Starting in 2006 there’s a decision point to decide which things will be spun out in Spin Out 1. Likely candidates are the unattended ground sensors and the Intelligent Munitions Systems.
...Several homogenous communication systems make up the FCS communication network. These include Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Clusters 1 and 5 with Wideband Network Waveform (WNW) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), Network Data Link and Warfighter Information Network–Tactical (WIN-T)...
...In 2008 (in the outer band) the Army is going to stand up an experimental brigade combat team...
...Going around the spiral chart, prototypes of all the families of vehicles will be tested and come out around Spin Out 3 and Spin Out 4. On the inner rings there are limited user tests for the main program and then production decisions and initial operational capability scheduled for 2014/2015...
...Unlike traditional programs, FCS is managed by a Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) team. Comprised of Boeing and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), the team integrates other companies’ products and helps the Army manage the program....
May 13, 2005
Bob Bowman's 'former company': General Dynamics and ANS
General Dynamics Awarded US$51 Million Contract
Volume 5, Issue 13
General Dynamics Robotic Systems has been awarded a US$50.7 million modification to its $186 million U.S. Army Future Combat Systems Autonomous Navigation System base contract from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC and Boeing (NYSE: BA) constitute the FCS Lead Systems Integrator team. Total value of the contract is now approx. $237 million...
...The initial contract for development of the Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) for ground vehicles was awarded in December 2003. With this modification, the period of performance for the ANS program has been extended from September 2009 to March 2013...
"...Until July, 1982, he was a Vice President of Space Communications Company. Before that, Dr. Bowman was Manager, Advanced Space Programs at General Dynamics, responsible for the communications spacecraft product line. Culminating a 22-year Air Force career in 1978, Col. Bowman was Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the Air Force Space Division...."
Feb. 17, 2005
Army to pick FCS system in 2006
"...Officials in the Army and the industry team of Boeing and Science Applications International Corp. began studying the issue about a year ago. They will complete the trade analysis in the middle of 2006, said Dennis Muilenberg, vice president and general manager and FCS program manager in Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems business unit. The Boeing/SAIC team helps manage the multibillion-dollar program as lead systems integrator...."
Army Future Combat Systems Face High Risk of Failure, Cautions Study
"...The Army began system development and demonstration in May 2003 and plans to make an FCS production decision in 2008..."
April 5, 2004
REPORT: ARMY "FUTURE COMBAT" IN PERIL, GENERALS KNEW ALL ALONG
"...It's been called the most ambitious military effort since the Manhattan Project, and the centerpiece of Donald Rumsfeld's plans to overhaul America's armed forces:
...a new congressional report is alleging that the "Future Combat Systems" program is poised for major delays and a financial train wreck. Worst of all, the report claims, the Army knew this was going to happen all along....
6 Nov 2003
Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited TACOM
Program Managers for Future Combat Systems:
BG Don Schenk, PM Future Combat Systems
COL Bill Johnson, PM FCS Technologies
Dennis A. Muilenburg, PM LSI Office
Mar 01, '03
U.S. Army's Future Combat System Will Run Linux
"...In 2001 Boeing was chosen to be the lead system integrator for the Army's Future Combat System.
...while Boeing's official FCS site doesn't have a lot of technical details, but you can find some good information at Global Security...
... a little known fact is that the OS for FCS will be Linux (FAQ 4 here.)"
Future Combat Systems - Frequently Asked Questions
"...Do you plan to have any special considerations for foreign companies to participate in FCS?
...To date we have several international vendors participating on the FCS program...
March 07, 2002
SEAL BEACH, Calif.,
Boeing-SAIC Team Selected for U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems Program
Today's announcement selecting The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) team as the Lead System Integrator (LSI) for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) places it in a unique partnership role with government on a program that is key to the Army's transformation goals...
..."FCS represents a new, accelerated approach to acquiring systems-of-systems capabilities," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Space and Communications...
December 18, 2001
ARMY ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS TRANSFORMATION PLAN
September 25, 2001
The Robotic Follower Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) is focused on the maturation & demonstration of robotics technology required for early insertion into Future Combat Systems (FCS)...
...The lead system maneuvers over a tactically significant route and passes electronic breadcrumbs, e.g., Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) positions, to the following systems...
...On September 25, 2001 General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded a $500,000 increment as part of a $23,051,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for four years of research and development of a Vetronics Technology Integration effort....
...This remarkable feat, six months in the making, successfully illustrated that it is possible to field unmanned vehicles that are capable of performing multiple tasks for the Future Combat System....
18-20 June 2001
Future Combat Systems
Authors: Josef Schroeder; DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Abstract: Presentation given at the Armaments for the Army Transformation Conference, 18-20 June 2001, sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association...
30 APR 2001
Army Transformation Conference held 20 June 2001
Framework for the Analysis of the Future Combat System
[ed: the real 'pnac quote']
"...The United States Army is frenetically engaged in an ambitious initiative to transform itself from a Cold War legacy force into a new millennium force, the Objective Force, designed to dominate potential enemies through the first half of the new century. The centerpiece of this transformed Army will be the Future Combat System (FCS)...
[ed: see also 13)-20) Terror Drills during June 2001
incl. "UA 1230 terror drill", Westmore County Drill area around Shanksville,
Amalgam Virgo 01, "Operation Amber Sky" Dayton Airport, Dark Winter/June 22-23 and others
On May 9, 2000 DARPA and the Army selected four contractor teams for the
first phase of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
Future Combat Systems - Phase 1
The selected contractor team leads and agreement amounts were:
* The Boeing Co., Phantom Works, Seattle, Wash. - Agreement amount
(cost-shared with company): $23,299,998. Government share: $10,000,000.
* Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. - Agreement amount (cost-shared with company): $12,830,470. Government share: $10,000,000.
* TEAM FoCuS Vision CONSORTIUM, led by General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., and Raytheon Company, Plano, Texas - Agreement amount (cost-shared with consortium): $14,000,000. Government share: $10,000,000.
* Team Gladiator (TRW Inc., Carson, Calif.; Lockheed Martin Inc., Lockheed Martin Vought Systems, Dallas, Texas; CSC/Nichols Research, Huntsville, Ala.; Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio; IITRI/AB Tech Group, Alexandria, Va.) - Agreement amount (cost-shared with consortium): $15,461,499. Government share: $10,000,000.
The system of systems capability is to be demonstrated by FY 2006 through a series of demonstrations in conjunction with modeling and simulation...
March 28, 2000
Future Combat Systems
11th Annual US Army
Ground Vehicle Survivability Symposium
Marion H. Van Fosson, LTC, USA
PM Future Combat Systems
Don’t be Detected
Electromagnetic and thermal signature management
Typical Enabling Technologies
– Signal jamming
– Decoys and deception
The early FCS contractors
United Defense Limited Partnership, San Jose, CA; Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, Nashua, NH; TRW, Redondo Beach, CA; Hughes Danbury, Danbury, CN; General Dynamics Land Systems, Warren, MI; Chang Industries, Salt Lake City, UT & Laverne, CA; New Mexico Tech, Socorro , NM; IST, Goleta, CA, Aerojet, Azusa, CA.
"...The FCS, which represents the most advanced component of the Objective Force, was first created as a program in 1999 and is expected to field its first system to troops in 2012..."
"...On October 12, 1999, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Eric Shinseki, delivered the keynote address at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual symposium in Washington, D.C. In this momentous speech, he shared his vision for transforming the Army...
...the objective force (Shinseki, 1999)...
...A short time later, the Chief of Staff gave the Army its mission: build and field the first Unit of Action, equipped with Future Combat Systems (FCS), capable of full spectrum operations, by the end of 2010....
[ed: Eric Shinseki served as the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1999 - 2003)]
The Future Combat System (FCS): PART THREE: POWERING THE NEW SYSTEM by Asher H. Sharoni and Lawrence D. Bacon ARMOR
The Future Combat System (FCS) - A Technology Evolution Review and Feasibility Assessment
by Asher H. Sharoni and Lawrence D. Bacon ARMOR —
"...the conclusion that the 2020-2030 future battlefield environment’s operational requirements could only be met — on equal terms — by the FCS...."