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The Army's $200 billion Future Combat Systems program, led by Boeing and SAIC Inc., would be trimmed through a call to cancel an $87 billion high-tech ground-vehicle effort.
"As we engineer soldier systems, netted ground-vehicle systems and immersive training solutions, we can now do so with greater efficiency and closer customer collaboration through this versatile facility."
Boeing submitted its proposal through DLA's Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) program, which provides maintenance and reset for ground-vehicle fleets.
The secretary said the Pentagon would end or scale back production of a number of costly programs, including the Transformational Satellite System, a space-based communications program valued at $26 billion; and the ground-vehicle component of the Army's Future Combat Systems.
Terminating the ground-vehicle element of the Army's Future Combat Systems
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