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Future Combat Systems (FCS) Successfully Completes Major Program Milestone
Boeing and partner Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), acting as Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, has announced the successful completion of the System of Systems Functional Review, the program's most important technical milestone to date.
The review lasted five days and involved more than 35 briefings and dozens of demonstrations to an audience representing the Army, Department of Defense, Government Accountability Office and others assembled at 24 industry and government sites across the country. The review is the largest of more than 15 formal reviews, studies and audits of Future Combat Systems conducted so far this year.
The System of Systems Functional Review is a multi-disciplined technical review to ensure the system-of-systems requirements, design and functional baseline are at levels that warrant moving forward into the preliminary design phase of the program.
This functional baseline included more than 11,000 system-of-systems engineering requirements derived and allocated through a rigorous systems engineering process. The event was conducted as a series of formal presentations and question and answer sessions, demonstrating that the program understands:
The Army's requirements
*The application of those requirements across the system-of-systems down into the network and 18 manned and unmanned ground and air systems
*The performance of the design baseline to meet those requirements
*The approach to effectively manage program risks
*The review included 202 specific closure criteria - 100% of which were met. The Future Combat Systems program is 26 months into its Systems Development and Demonstration Contract, which is valued at $20.9 billion. The program is meeting the cost, performance and schedule targets.