FRENCH FCS: France is kicking off definition of a system of systems to tie future air- and ground-based army units into a network-based combat capability — the French equivalent of the U.S. Army’s canceled Future Combat Systems. The 4-5 billion euro ($5.6 billion - $7 billion) project aims to equip 18 battle groups with new infantry fighting vehicles and light tanks, upgraded main battle tanks and other gear — but so far no aerial hardware — connected by a single communications system. ...

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