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Questionable Need for Product Improvements to Army's VULCAN Air Defense System
MASAD-81-21: Published: Mar 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1981.
As part of a review of air defense in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) central region, proposed product improvements to the VULCAN Air Defense System were examined. VULCAN is a congressionally initiated program designed to enhance the near term readiness of air defense in the airborne and air assault divisions of the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF). Two concerns were voiced that need t...
Most Critical Testing Still Lies Ahead for Missiles in Theater Nuclear Modernization
MASAD-81-15: Published: Mar 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1981.
The Department of Defense is developing two missiles, the Army's Pershing II and the Air Force's Ground Launched Cruise Missile, as part of a program to modernize its theater nuclear forces in Europe. The two missiles are to provide the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with the capability to launch land-based theater nuclear missiles from Western Europe that can strike targets within the...
Military Damage Claims in Germany--A Growing Burden
ID-81-4: Published: Oct 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1980.
Because large numbers of U.S. military personnel are located in other countries, the conduct of military activities in these countries inevitably causes damages and injuries to foreign property and citizens. Most damage claims are paid to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). Under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status of Forces Agreement (NATO SOFA), the U.S. Army Claims Service, Europe...
Comparative Life Cycle Cost: A Case Study
PAD-78-21: Published: Aug 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1978.
A case study of the costs for two Army tanks, XM-1 and M60A3, demonstrated the importance of life-cycle cost comparisons. The XM-1 main battle tank was developed to succeed M60 series tanks which have been produced for 17 years.Comparing only acquisition costs, the XM-1 is twice as expensive as the M60A3. When life-cycle costs (totals for buying, operating, and maintaining tanks) during a 20-year...