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March 09, 2007



BAE is mention. Is the NLOS-C part of the British http://www.defense-update.com/products/f/fres.htm FRES program?

The FCS vehicles are concept vehicles that may or may not have been effective in combat. The American FCS program has with the indefinite deferments and the delays, morphed after much experience in Iraq and Afghanistan into a program that is spinning off advance equipment for existing vehicles. The http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,125462,00.html money saved can be used to replace the Humvee with the http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003344.html#comments MRAP family of vehicles. Not really a bad outcome.
The British on the other hand have derived little from FRES and still ride around in the
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5118114.stm Snatch Land Rover and their latest vehicle chosen in 2003 the completely useless http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2007/03/assisted-suicide.html Panther
Compared to the British the US has handled competing needs in a fairly rational fashion.

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