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Originally posted by deltaboy
both the 1st Cavalry Div and the 4th Inf Div are experimental units for the Force XXI. its just to reorganized the units and to digitize as they say. nothing more. just testing systems for the FCS. people say it may be the end of heavy tanks but i still say they are still needed more than ever.
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
So you're saying that Force XXI is just a prototype for FCS, nothing more than that?
DoD engineers are developing the 2010-era Objective Force Warrior even before the next-generation Land Warrior is fielded in 2004. The U.S. Army’s Objective Force Warrior (OFW) soldier ensemble is a lightweight, fully integrated individual combat system, including weapons, head-to-toe individual protection, netted communications, soldier worn power sources, and enhanced human performance aids.
Two uniform systems are under development. The Future Force Warrior system will be available for fielding to soldiers in 2010. The Vision 2020 Future Warrior system, which will follow on the concept of the 2010 Future Force Warrior system, is scheduled to be ready 10 years later.
The two new uniform systems are being developed under the Future Combat System Program. "This Army initiative will develop and demonstrate revolutionary capabilities for the future soldiers in battle," said Jean-Louis "Dutch" DeGay, a Soldier Systems Center representative.