Monday, July 30, 2007

FCS's new name

Ladies and gentleman, I present you with the new name for Future Combat Systems, the Totally Awesome Force. I've even taken the time to put together a new seal that combines all of the elements of what will truly be an awesome force for today -- ninjas, lasers, satellites, UAVs, futuristic tracked vehicles, and most importantly, America! Hooah! Army Strong!

I have even been meditating on a motto for the Totally Awesome Force, but I can't decide between "F*ck yeah!" and "Kicking ass and taking names since 2015."

8 comments:

Joshua Foust said...

That.... that is unbelievably awesome.

Robot Economist said...

But does it make you want to join the Army?

MountainRunner said...

It's not supposed to want you to join the Army... it supposed to make Congress pay the bills...

Trent said...

Once again, your Photoshop-fu is strong.

Awesomeness is so rarely given the consideration it should in weapons systems procurement.

And with a name like that, what politician would dare cut the program?

Robot Economist said...

I was going to say that I would pay the bills for PM TAF if I was 12 years old, but then I realized that is the mean maturity level on Capitol Hill...

Eli said...

Really, I'm not convinced of the efficacy of TAF until each individual elemental can transform into a part to form Voltron. That would really make a great question to ask each contractor to keep them all on the same page, "I see the tactical advantage this *insert acronym here* provides, but what does it transform into? A leg, shoulder, what?"

anonymous snowboarder said...

but where are the sharks with frickin' lasers? No force is complete without those!

Robot Economist said...

Mr. Snowboarder - The Army considered laser sharks for a while, but ultimately decided against it because of the fight it would provoke with the Navy.

I think they even toyed around with a Joint Program Executive Officer for laser sharks, but the Army's experience with JPEO JTRS left a bad taste in their mouth.