The Army's Future Combat System and Alternatives

The Army's Future Combat System and Alternatives
Title:
The Army's Future Combat System and Alternatives
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041-001-00638-9
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0-16-076674-5
Description

A CBO Study. August 2006. Edited by Leah Mazade. Considers the near- and long-term implications of the future combat systems program. Also examines alternatives for modernizing the Army's armored forces.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Summary xi

1 The Army’s Heavy Forces and Armored Vehicles 1

Overview of the Army’s Armored Vehicle Fleet at the End of 2003 2

Issues Regarding Today’s Armored Forces and Vehicles 5

2 Description of the Army’s Modularity Initiative and Future

Combat Systems Program 17

The Modularity Initiative 17

The Future Combat Systems Program 21

3 Potential Effects of and Concerns About the Army’s

Modernization Plans 29

How Modernization Plans Would Affect the Army’s Budget 29

How Modernization Plans Would Affect the Army’s Ability to

Deploy Units Quickly 31

How the Administration’s Plan Would Affect the Army’s Armored

Combat Vehicle Fleet 32

Concerns Regarding the Army’s FCS Program 34

4 Alternative Approaches to Modernizing the Army’s

Heavy Forces 47

Alternative 1. Develop and Procure FCS Components That

Will Collect and Disseminate Information 47

Alternative 2. Develop and Procure FCS Components That

Will Enhance the Army’s Long-Range Strike Capability 54

Alternative 3. Emphasize Investment in New Manned

Combat Vehicles 57

Alternative 4. Develop a Scaled-Down FCS Network and

Integrate It with Existing Systems 60

A A Description and History of the Army’s Current Armored Vehicles 63

B CBO’s Methods for Estimating Airlift Requirements 71

C Definitions of Technology Readiness Levels and Assessments of

Critical Technologies for the Army’s Future Combat

Systems Program 73

D Methods Used to Estimate Costs 81

Audience

This report would be useful to members of Congress, military leaders, the Department of Defense and its contractors and agencies, members of the government and policymakers, and committees concerned with national security (including budgeting, weapons design and utility, and near- and long-term implications of the use of new types of weapons).

Product Details

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Publisher:
Congress, Congressional Budget Office
Author:
  • Lussier, Frances M.
Key Phrases:
  • CBO Study
  • Armed Forces
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0.875
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Paper
Subject Bibliography:
153
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1
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Record Creation Date:
07/31/2006
Last Status Update:
11/26/2019
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