It was a darn shame that the mighty MS didn't continue this product.
YES, it wasn't "highly received" at first, but with the poundage Microsoft gained over the years through conniving, it could have endorsed the game, and got people into it - got them to understand it.
This game would have been something to talk about today, because BELIEVE me, it was/IS unique.
The concept of it is sheer genius- its an RTS game where you can "jump" into the unit!!
I mean, imagine Red Alert 2 , with that capability...
It WILL however, take tremendous effort to make a "remake" of this game.
IF by remake you mean a new version, from scratch, with an updated engine, then it will take serious time and effort by knowledgeable programmers.
A full team may get it done in 3-4 years, depending on the scale / improvement of the game.
Thusly, u can understand that with just a handful of( enthusiastic as they may be :p) programmers, you're looking on a LOT of time, and perhaps frustration.
What I would recommend we seriously consider, is the more feasible Idea of making a comprehensive patch.
This patch could contain all / a specific set of mods (created by you guys – which, I see you already have!), as well as updated textures (to make the game look better – this would take a lil work, but is more likely to be possible to made / edit textures, than models) in addition to that, it would patch the default UA game of a user, to utilize all the fixes that you guys have made, such as the BOT helicopter behavior.
All in all – it would be a comprehensive “patch” in the full sense of the word, and would update/overwrite existing files of UA for its downloaders.
We could really made a different looking / feeling game that way ^_^
What do you guys think?