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US Army Picks RAID for Future Combat

The U.S. Army is using technology from RAID specialist Dot Hill as part of an ambitious 27-year, $161 billion plan to overhaul the militarys technology infrastructure.

Dot Hill announced this week that it was chosen as a subcontractor by defense contractor General Dynamics C4 Systems to provide technology RAID controller storage modules for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program's Integrated Computer System (ICS).

FCS is the name given to the U.S. Army’s wide-ranging technology modernization effort, which was officially launched in 2003, and is expected to be complete in 2030. ICS aims to provide a common computing platform for the FCS program, providing CPU power, networking, and data storage to Army units.

“If you consider the battlefield, it’s a collection of both manned and unmanned systems collecting data, which is being housed in our RAID storage solutions,” says Garret Wein, Dot Hill’s vice president of OEM Sales. “This is part of a much larger system – the Future Combat Systems – and will be a component in the complete redesign of the US Army’s battlefield systems, which is going into a network system.”

Under the terms of the contract, Dot Hill’s Rapid Evolution RAID-based architecture will be used in conjunction with the Army’s FCS and will collect data such as surveillance and intelligence to provide air- and ground-based forces with real-time information about developments on the battlefield.

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