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FCS starts to worry some U.S allies

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:21 AM
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The US Army is making moves to ensure that its allies will be able to conduct coalition operations alongside its high-tech vehicles once its next-generation ground forces start entering the field in the next decade.

However, many allies are concerned that the US is not sharing enough information to allow them to develop compatible equipment and worry they could be left behind by the vastly superior US forces.

The focus of concern is the army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) programme, which comprises 18 vehicles, robots, sensors and unmanned aerial vehicles. The strength of the system, army officials say, will be not in its firepower or armour but in having more information than the enemy.




This is really nothing new. They have been saying for a while that the U.S might become too technologically superior for our allies to fight alongside us.

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by NWguy83This is really nothing new. They have been saying for a while that the U.S might become too technologically superior for our allies to fight alongside us.


Thats not really what its saying. Information systems are hardly more advanced in the US than they are anywhere else. Its the development of military grade information systems that the US has done, costing millions (or billions) of dollars, without US allies developing the same type of systems because we don't have the budgets the US does.

If say the UK decides to go ahead and develop a military information system, it could do - in fact I seem to remember it being reported that we are developing a system to work alongside US systems - but it will take time, as we started late, and don't have the budgets the US does.

Just remember - its not a case of the US being more technologically advanced. Thats a falsehood in this case.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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well, more advanced in the sence that we've spent the time, effort, and money where others have not. Not more advanced in the sence of haveing technology unavailable to others.



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