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Here is the 2011 version of the important annual Army publication, Weapon Systems, providing thorough overview of major Army acquisition programs, with information on program status, contractors, teaming arrangements, and critical interdependencies. It provides a wealth of information about Army weapons.

The introduction states: The Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology community is charged to perform a vital mission to provide our Soldiers a decisive advantage in any mission by developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining the world’s best equipment and services and leveraging technologies and capabilities to meet current and future Army needs. Soldiers are the decisive edge. We provide them with leading-edge technologies and advanced capabilities to dominate in our current operations across the battlespace while simultaneously preparing to respond decisively to future threats. This annual publication describes how we are accomplishing our mission and highlights our major acquisition programs. You will learn what each program is designed to achieve for our Soldiers and the program’s status. Furthermore, you will learn about the contractors involved, teaming arrangements, and critical interdependencies with other programs and fielded systems. Our comprehensive modernization program reflects an overarching vision to meet the equipping demands of our Soldiers by developing and fielding an affordable and interoperable mix of the best equipment available for success in both today’s and tomorrow’s full spectrum military operations. It encompasses strategic relevance, complexity, innovation, and interconnectedness of the products and systems that we are delivering to our men and women in uniform. We are also working to institutionalize wartime innovations to better enable success in today’s wars while ensuring that our forces are prepared for a complex future.
America’s Soldiers are our most precious resource. They are at the center of all that we accomplish and the focus of all our plans. We are dedicated to meeting their needs around the clock and around the world. As you reference this publication and learn more about the Acquisition, Logistics and Technology community and our major acquisition programs, you will understand that our top priority is to ensure America’s Soldiers are the decisive edge. We will never let them down.

Contents include: 2.75 Inch Rocket Systems (Hydra) * Abrams Tank Upgrade (M1A2) * Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) * Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure/Common Missile Warning System (ATIRCM/CMWS) * Air Warrior (AW) * Air/Missile Defense Planning and Control System (AMDPCS) * Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) * All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) * Armored Knight Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) * Army Key Management System (AKMS) * Artillery Ammunition Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) * Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) * Biometric Enabling Capability (BEC) * Black Hawk/UH-6044 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems Upgrade Calibration Sets Equipment (CALSETS) * Chemical Biological Medical Systems – Diagnostics Chemical Biological Medical Systems – Prophylaxis Chemical Biological Medical Systems/Transformational Medical Technologies–Therapeutics Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS) * Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR SKO) * Chemical Demilitarization CH-47 Chinook Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) * Combat Service Support Communications (CSS Comms) * Command Post Systems and Integration (CPS&I) * Common Hardware Systems (CHS) * Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) * much more.

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