The new Pentagon budget slashes funding for the FCS program:
In making its case to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the service laid out a roster of cuts to some of its most prized programs, beginning with FCS, the centerpiece of its modernization efforts. By delaying key milestones, shifting some pieces of the program out of FCS plans and killing others, the Army believes it can save more than $3.3 billion over the next six budget years (fiscal years 2008 to 2013).Just as the Army was preparing to field its Land Warrior system, it looks like it is dead:
Slated for termination is the Land Warrior program, a system of soldier equipment that would be deployed with an Army unit for the first time next summer. That termination, which also includes the linked Mounted Warrior effort, would save the service several hundred million dollars, but may provoke opposition on Capitol Hill if it is sustained by the Pentagon in the president’s FY-08 defense budget request.