The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected nine advanced-concept technology-demonstration projects for the current fiscal year. The US Congress earmarked $81 million for them in fiscal year 1998. The choices include: Joint Continuous Strike Environment, with joint and combined weapons on time-critical targets; Precision Target Identification, with laser radar and advanced forward-looking infra-red systems to obtain precise target location and identification; and Line-Of-Sight Anti-Tank, demonstrating a high-speed, multi- target, anti-tank system for early-entry forces.


Source: Flight International