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Monday, March 23, 2009

FCS Preliminary Design Reviews Complete

Boeing and Science Applications International Corp., working together as lead systems integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, announced that preliminary design reviews (PDR) have been completed for the program’s unmanned vehicles and aircraft.

The FCS platforms reviewed were the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics Equipment (MULE) family of vehicles and its Autonomous Navigation System; the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle; the Class I Unmanned Aerial System (UAS); and the Class IV UAV.

The Class I UAV is based on the Honeywell T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle; the Class IV UAS is based on the RQ-8 Fire Scout being developed by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems.

The UVS Integrated Product Team completed the five PDRs ahead of a System-of-Systems (SoS) preliminary design review scheduled for later this spring.
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