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Future Force Warrior

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:11 PM
... i went to a website and saw a picture... what are these guns??? never seen em b4... and wut do u think about them "Warriors"

[edit on 28-8-2005 by russiankid]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:01 PM
On a side note, I heard Force Force Warrior merged with Land Warrior.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 03:54 PM
Yes I think they did, it makes sense as both programs have essentiality the same goals and only slightly different tech.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 06:37 PM
Most of these are prop guns, or real guns that have been "casemodded" into a distinct shape. That because all those photos are for PR purposes.

The whole landwarrior thingy however is going into a wrong direction IMO. Military tactics have always centered on a squad, even the most advanced special forces operatives very rarely operate alone. Yet these programs seem to aim at creating the perfect one man army. The problem is that even the fanciest GPS technology or night vision wont keep the soldier alive while he is alone in a crossfire.

And a good part of the tech they want to implement has not yet been approved, been tested thoroughly or even been properly invented yet. Thats the problem with most of the current "future soldier" programs by several countries. The only exception I know of is the german version, the IdZ - Infanterist der Zukunft (infantryman of the future) program. This is based on a group of five to ten, and noone is expected to do it the "Lone Ranger" style. In this group there will be distinct specialties in training and equipment (two dedicated LMG gunners are planned).

It is also planned to have a combination of systems at work, with a very clear chain of command of actions. Recon and initial mission planning will be done by the new "Fennek" Recon vehicle.

This will show up on the IdZ personal computer and command Interface. The "group" is planned to operate from sort of a mothership, the yet-to-be-implemented "GTK Boxer".

The Cargo pods in the back of the "Boxer" are intechangeable within minutes, so every group will always operate from the same pod, but maybe the "Boxer" that carries them will change. In the pod they will have a small HQ, and their own weapons cache to equip and resupply from.

The IdZ program is also, AFAIK, the only of these programs that already entered service (in a reduced version) in Afghanistan. More features and equipment are planned to be added as soon as they are perfected.

More IdZ equipment pics

[edit on 28/8/2005 by Lonestar24]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:43 PM
Lonestar24 - Its not for a one man army approach, its for better.....everything: Communication being a big one, and to basically have everything and everyone itegrated.
and yes they merged, heres a link that talks about it.
Land Warrior

In February 2005, the US Army decided to merge the Land Warrior ATD program with the Future Force Warrior ATD, to enable spiral development of new technologies more efficiently. The merged program is managed by General Dynamics C4 Systems.

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