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Program managers have said that the cannon will provide lessons on how to meld the other systems with the vehicles, which include a nonline-of-sight mortar, a mounted combat system, and platforms designed to carry infantry, perform reconnaissance and surveillance, maintenance, medical missions, and command and control operations. While the cannon enjoys solid backing from its congressional sponsors - particularly the Oklahoma delegation - the Army has been forced to play defense for the rest of FCS on Capitol Hill during every budget cycle dating back to 2004.
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