Future Combat System to Reach Infantry Units by 2011

US Army Stryker Brigade soldiers hunker down in Iraq. Posters and art prints of US Army Stryker infantry fighting vehicles are available from our own patriotic art gallery at http://www.cafepress.com/TEAMultimedia/847658

Stryker Brigade Soldiers Hunker Down in Iraq

The U.S. Army, seeking to demonstrate the relevance of its most expensive weapons program, Boeing Co.‘s Future Combat Systems, will give some of the new equipment first to infantry rather than armored units, reports Bloomberg.com.

The armored units haven’t been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan as often as infantry brigades. The Army is under pressure from Congress and the Bush administration to show that the $159 billion system of radios, ground sensors, manned vehicles and missile launch systems can be effective in current conflicts.

Some Army infantry brigades will get the equipment starting in 2011 read more at Bloomberg.com

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