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The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program is an Army transformation initiative designed to link soldiers to a wide range of weapons, sensors, and information systems by means of a mobile ad hoc network architecture that will enable unprecedented levels of joint interoperability, shared situational awareness and the ability to execute highly synchronized mission operations.
The FCS program, considered the core building block of the Army's future force, consists of the following elements:
-The network (information and communications)
-18 individual combat systems including manned and unmanned systems
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