North Atlantic Treaty Organization (111 - 120 of 133 items)
Development of Nontactical Secure Voice Systems
LCD-78-129-II: Published: Sep 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1978.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are developing military tactical and nontactical secure voice systems; civil agencies are also developing a secure voice system. Rather than planning on the use of widely available narrowband networks for the nontactical system, DOD has sought "direct" (as opposed to "acceptable") interoperability with wideband tacti...
Getting a Better Understanding of the Metric System: Implications if Adopted by the United States [Report and Executive Summary]
CED-78-128A: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
Many believe that a decision has already been made to adopt the metric system in the United States. In fact, many think that conversion is mandatory, especially among small businesses and the general public. Although the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 provides for a continuation of the existing policy allowing for voluntary conversion, the current policy has been misinterpreted and, within this con...
Cost Waivers Under the Foreign Military Sales Program: More Attention and Control Needed
FGMSD-78-48A: Published: Sep 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1978.
The Arms Export Control Act provides that charges for nonrecurring research, development, and production costs and for the use of government-owned assets can be waived or reduced if the sale would significantly advance either U.S. interests in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) standardization or foreign procurement in the United States under coproduction arrangements. The Department of Def...
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...
Proceedings of a Symposium on Analysis for Weapons Decisions in Relation to NATO Standardization, Budgeting, and Management
108555: Jul 14, 1978
A symposium was held to promote combat readiness in Europe. Three areas were addressed: rationalization, standardization, and interoperability. The speakers were concerned about the need to reduce basic differences among the forces within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the need to promote allied cooperation. One important problem was identified as the lack of communication conce...
Status of the Air Force's F-16 Aircraft Program
PSAD-78-36: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
The multinational F-16 single-engine fighter aircraft has been approved for full production; the first-production F-16 is scheduled for delivery in August 1978. The United States and four European countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway) plan to purchase 998 F-16s, and a letter of offer and acceptance has been signed for sale of 160 F-16s to Iran.The significant advantages that th...
Standardization in NATO: Improving the Effectiveness and Economy of Mutual Defense Efforts
PSAD-78-2: Published: Jan 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1978.
The proliferation of different weapons systems developed by the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has increased the cost of maintaining existing forces, limited the force levels, and reduced the overall potential combat effectiveness.NATO has voiced a new resolve to intensify its mutual efforts to achieve more defense for the resources expended. Current interoperability init...
Rationale Justifying the Stated Mission Needs for Cruise Missile
PSAD-78-44: Published: Dec 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1977.
In an April 1977 report to Congress, GAO recommended that the Secretary of Defense reevaluate the role of cruise missiles to assure that developments are directed toward specific military requirements that relate to mission needs. It is uncertain whether the Department of Defense has developed mission needs data or whether they will develop this type of information for each variant of cruise missl...
Relationships between U.S. and NATO Military Command Structures--Need for Closer Integration
LCD-77-447: Published: Oct 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1977.
The United States participates in two commands in Europe, its own and NATO's Allied Command, Europe. The command structures are similarly organized and have basically the same overall mission, to provide a combat-ready force to deter aggression from the Warsaw Pact nations. The close relationship of the commands is illustrated by: (1) several U.S. commanders are also NATO commanders; (2) NATO woul...
Additional U.S. Air Force Airbasing Requirements in Support of NATO (Unclassified Digest of a Classified Report)
ID-77-29: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1977.
Additional airbase capacity is needed because of growing U.S. commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Without allied airbases scheduled for joint wartime use (collocated operating bases), the additional U.S. Forces would overload present U.S. European bases. Collocated bases also provide for dispersal, flexibility, and increased tactical capability.Under the airbase expansion...