Here’s the gist of this post: the Pentagon is currently throwing billions of dollars  into its visionary Future Combat Systems network (FCS) . This is going to the the network that allows all of the military systems of the future to communicated and coordinate, including remotely controlled drones  that will patrol the streets of tomorrow’s urban warfare nightmare environments.
It appears that the company chosen to provide the embedded operating system for the vital “command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” (C4ISR) infrastructure used across all FCS platforms had (and possibly still has) Yaqcub Mirza on its board. And Yaqcub Mirza just happens to be the guy that set up the Saudi/Muslim Brotherhood’s SAAR network that was raided in the Operation Greenquest raids of 2002 AND sat on the board of Ptech . Friggin’ wonderful.
Here’s an overview of the Future Combat Systems indicates how critical C4ISR is to the whole system :
The Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) network allows the FCS Family-of-Systems (FoS) to operate as a cohesive system-of-systems where the whole of its capabilities is greater than the sum of its parts. As the key to the Army’s transformation, the network, and its logistics and Embedded Training (ET) systems, enable the Future Force to employ revolutionary operational and organizational concepts. The network enables Soldiers to perceive, comprehend, shape, and dominate the future battlefield at unprecedented levels as defined by the FCS Operational Requirements Document (ORD).
The FCS network consists of four overarching building blocks: System-of-Systems Common Operating Environment (SOSCOE); Battle Command (BC) software; communications and computers (CC); and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) systems. The four building blocks synergistically interact enabling the Future Force to see first, understand first, act first and finish decisively.
Communications and Computers (CC) Systems
The FCS Family-of-Systems (FoS) are connected to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network by a multilayered Communications and Computers (CC) network with unprecedented range, capacity and dependability. The Communications and Computers (CC) network provides secure, reliable access to information sources over extended distances and complex terrain. The network will support advanced functionalities such as integrated network management, information assurance and information dissemination management to ensure dissemination of critical information among sensors, processors and warfighters both within, and external to the FCS-equipped organization.
The Communications and Computers (CC) network does not rely on a large and separate infrastructure because it is primarily embedded in the mobile platforms and moves with the combat formations. This enables the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network to provide superior Battle Command (BC) on the move to achieve offensive-oriented, high-tempo operations.
Networked Logistics Systems
The key to the success of the FCS is the Networked Logistics Systems integrated through the Family-of-Systems (FOS) to achieve the logistics goals of reducing the logistics footprint, enhancing deployability, increasing operational availability, and reducing total ownership costs. These critical program goals are included in the two logistics Key Performance Parameters (KPP), KPP 4 (Transportability/Deployability) and KPP 5 (Sustainability/Reliability). Inherent to meeting these KPPs is the integration of logistics in the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network primarily through the Platform-Soldier Mission Readiness System (PSMRS) and the Logistics Decision Support System (LDSS). These systems provide unprecedented logistics information and decision tools to the commanders and logisticians by enabling the distribution system to deliver the right stuff to the right place at the right time. The networked logistics is further enabled by the demand reduction technologies designed into the System of Systems. Increased Reliability Availability Maintainability — Test (RAM‑T) goals and implementing a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support concept through extensive up front systems engineering efforts will result in increased Operational Availability and significant decreases in both parts and maintenance personnel while generating increased combat power for the Soldiers.
So guess who got the contract to provide the C4ISR system :
LynuxWorks Selected as Embedded Operating System Vendor for Army’s Future Combat Systems Program
SAN JOSÉ, Calif., April 11, 2005—LynuxWorks™ Inc. today announced it was chosen as the embedded operating system vendor by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program’s Integrated Computer System (ICS). Under terms of the contract, LynuxWorks’ Linux®-compatible LynxOS-178® safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used to meet the performance and reliability needs of the FCS, a family of advanced, networked air- and ground-based military systems for use by the Army’s Future Force.
As the command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure used across all FCS platforms, General Dynamics’ ICS will provide computer processing, networking, information assurance, and data storage resources necessary to support the network-centric operations of FCS.
Now, looking at the LynuxWorks website  there’s no reference to Yuqub Mirza, although, on a side note, former GOP VA governor James Gilmore sits on its technical advisory board . But it turns out that one of the investors in Lynuxworks was the Herdon VA-based Sterling Management Group (SMG), and the President and CEO of the SMG is Yaqub Mirza . Here’s an SEC filing  from 2000 for LynuxWorks (formerly known as “Lynx Real Time Systems”) that lists “Sterling Lynux Group” as one of the owners and Yuqub Mirza as a director. According to this site , Yacub Mirza might possibly still sit on LynuxWorks’s board . And here’s another company, PocketPass.com that has both Mirza and Lynux Chairman Inder Singh  of its board of directors. The two apparently put financed  the crea
tion of PocketPass back in 1999, so the two appear to have more than just a casual business relationship.
And as mentioned above, Yacub Mirza also just happens to be  both a financier of Ptech (along with accused al-Qaeda financier Yassin al-Qadi) and a Ptech board member. And for those interested, here  is some info on Operation Greenquest, the SAAR network and its ties to Grover Norquist, here  is some info on Yassin al-Qadi and obstruction of investigations into him (skip down the to the “Operation Vulgar Betrayal” stuff).
To make matters worse, it appears that Ptech was involved with the military’s C4ISR system :
Military Information Architecture Accelerator (MIAA)
The Ptech FrameWork™ Military Information Architecture Accelerator enables military information architects and decision makers to create a comprehensive, concordant context for planning and managing change in the information-related capabilities that are critical to the success of military operations and enterprises. With domain-specific metamodels based on concepts and behavior rules adapted from the DoD C4ISR Architecture Framework, the CADM, and operational experience, the MIAA creates and automatically enforces a consistent taxonomy (artifacts, interrelationships and rules) throughout all operational, system, and technical view products. The MIAA also incorporates the ability to organize architecture data according to Zachman, Boer and other architecture frameworks, and provides file-based interfaces to the Joint C4ISR Architecture Planning System (JCAPS) and powerful discrete event simulation capability (Design/CPN).
Who knows what, if any, significance this all has, but considering the Ptech investigation just kind of died (along with the Operation Greenquest investigation ) after being obstructed by the FBI in the first place  and now it’s apparently making money primarily by licensing its software to other companies , one wonders what involvement the Ptech software and/or Muslim Brotherhood-related individuals might have with this grand vision for the future of warfare.