Tracer Future Scout Combat System (Light Tank)

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  • 1. Future Scout & Cavalry System (FSCS) US/UK Scout Vehicle Program (FUE 2008)  Advanced Technology Demonstration—concept prototype being built and demonstrated  Multi-band sensor array with automatic target F CS detection/aided target recognition f or  Lethal 40mm autocannon e d at ndi  Survivable with lightweight composite armor, ca signature control and defensive aids r m  Highly mobile with reduced logistics burden due to la tfo fuel-efficient hybrid electric drive and band track p e al  Advanced crew cockpit designId  C-130 air-transportable at 18.75 tons (US-UK harmonized requirement) to include airdrop  System design meets goals and timing of U.S. FCS program and UK FRES program “Family of vehicles” concept migrates the mature FSCS platform “Family of vehicles” concept migrates the mature FSCS platform design into FCS (in the USA) and FRES (in the UK) design into FCS (in the USA) and FRES (in the UK)
  • 2. FSCS Integrated Demonstrator C130-transportable hybrid electric drive vehicle with integrated sensor suite and advanced Soldier-machine interface (surrogate metallic hull in place of composites)• Electric drive mobility chassis completed and shipped January ‘02• Integration of crew station, sensors, weapon station in UK, February- March ‘02 FSCS on UDLP test track,• Vehicle trials in UK, April-July ‘02 January 2002 FSCS flies by cargo 747 FSCS upon arrival in UK, February 2002 FSCS with turret-mounted sensor and 40mm cannon installed, February 2002
  • 3. FSCS-Based Future Combat SystemsFSCS Technologies Composite Structure Modular Armor Hybrid Electric Drive Infantry Carrier Hydro pneumatic Suspension Band Track Advanced Crew Cockpits Non-line-of-sight systems High-Speed Fiber Channel Data Bus RSTA Suite RSTA Vehicle C2 and Robotic ControlDirect Fire Assault Vehicle Vehicles Advanced platform technologies from FSCS enable early fielding as Block 1 FCS and growth potential to accommodate Block 2 payloads