North Atlantic Treaty Organization (91 - 100 of 133 items)
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...
The F-16 Program: Progress, Concerns, and Uncertainties
C-MASAD-81-10: Published: Feb 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1981.
The F-16 was conceived as the low element in a high/low concept of mixing high performance, costly aircraft with greater numbers of simpler, less expensive aircraft. It eventually evolved into a multimission aircraft to replace the F-4 aircraft. It is being developed as a cooperative undertaking with four North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. Other countries have bought or are considering...
Military Readiness, Mobilization Planning, and Civil Preparedness: Issues for Planning
PLRD-81-6: Published: Feb 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1981.
The essential elements in preparedness involve developing workable contingency plans and maintaining required forces, material, and equipment at optimum levels of readiness. Because resources are limited, they must be used effectively and economically in developing and maintaining the desired readiness levels. Issues which GAO believes deserve the greatest emphasis during the next 1.5 years to mee...
Increased Cost Sharing for U.S. Forces in Europe Needs a More Systematic Approach
C-ID-81-3: Published: Jan 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1981.
The question of whether North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies should share more U.S. station costs and if so, how much, has not been resolved. Supporting military and related civilian personnel stationed in Europe is costly. Congress has indicated a strong desire to reduce this financial burden by encouraging the President to seek increased peacetime host nation cost sharing. However, t...
No Easy Choice: NATO Collaboration and the U.S. Arms Export Control Issue
ID-81-18: Published: Jan 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1981.
The United States has a conflict between its desire for increased NATO collaboration to standardize weapons and the need to maintain control over weapons systems made from U.S. technology. The administration has been willing to compromise to some extent on third country sales to achieve cooperation. These compromises may allow foreign producers using U.S. technology to sell to countries the United...
Security of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Overseas--Where Does It Stand?
C-EMD-81-2: Published: Nov 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1980.
GAO has issued several reports on various aspects of the U.S. nuclear safeguards program. These included reviews of physical security involving: (1) nuclear weapons grade materials, (2) commercial nuclear power reactors, (3) transportation of nuclear materials, and (4) nuclear weapons. A recent report addressed the adequacy of the security systems at the Department of Defense (DOD) nuclear weapons...
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...
No Easy Choice--NATO Collaboration and the U.S. Arms Export Control Issue
C-ID-80-4: Published: Aug 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1980.
To delineate the extent of the conflict between the U.S. desire for increased NATO collaboration to standardize weapons and the need to maintain control over weapons systems made from U.S. technology, GAO analyzed the trading patterns of the major producers and did case studies of ongoing collaborative weapons projects at the production and development stage; assessed the competitiveness of Europe...
F-16 Integrated Logistics Support: Still Time To Consider Economical Alternatives
LCD-80-89: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The F-16 aircraft is being developed in a cooperative undertaking between the United States and four European North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. The current program provides for coproduction of 1,113 aircraft. An integrated logistics support (ILS) plan was developed to coordinate and control the logistics tasks necessary to support the aircraft, but the plan has had little influence on...