Weapons systems (51 - 60 of 120 items)
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Minuteman II Weapon System Budget
NSIAD-90-196BR: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Minuteman weapon system, focusing on opportunities for budget reductions associated with the anticipated retirement of the Minuteman II missile force.GAO found that: (1) the retirement of Minuteman II would create potential missile procurement budget reductions total...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 and DDG-51 Programs
T-NSIAD-90-44: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's Seawolf attack submarine program, its combat system, and the Arleigh Burke class destroyer. GAO found that: (1) both programs are highly concurrent, where major subsystems are being developed while ships are under construction and several ships are being bought before the lead ships are operationally tested; (2) the Navy may be overusing concurrent developmen...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to the Army and the Navy Missile Budgets
NSIAD-90-29: Published: Nov 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1990 Army and Navy procurement appropriation requests for 13 missile systems.GAO found that the Army's requested 1990 procurement appropriations should be reduced by: (1) $21.1 million for the Advanced Antitank Weapons System-Medium, because the Army did not require $10.3 million until 1991, and could fund $10.8 million from another source; (2)...
Munitions Development: Status of the Direct Airfield Attack Combined Munitions
NSIAD-90-16: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the development status of the Air Force's Direct Attack Combined Munitions (DAACM); (2) the Air Force's DAACM requirement; (3) Air Force DAACM development completion plans; and (4) actual and future DAACM program costs.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force suspended full-scale DAACM development because intelligence estimates questioned DAACM effec...
Battlefield Automation: Field Artillery Data Systems Acquisition Problems and Budget Impacts
NSIAD-89-95BR: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Army and Marine Corps development of fire support command and control automation programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) developed the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) to replace its technically obsolete Tactical Fire Direction System (TACFIRE); (2) planned to field AFATDS to heavy divisions first an...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget
NSIAD-88-214: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected projects in the Army's amended fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget request for research, development, test, and evaluation appropriations (RDT&E); and (2) the FY 1988 budget for the projects to identify potential funding reductions.GAO found that the Army requested $5,031 million for RDT&E in its FY 1989 amended budget. GAO identified potent...
Missile Development: AMRAAM's Combat Effectiveness at Production Not Fully Tested
NSIAD-88-186: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force and Navy developmental and operational testing of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to assess the: (1) test plan's adequacy; (2) Air Force's implementation of the plan; and (3) test results.GAO found that: (1) the AMRAAM test plan was comprehensive and addressed each performance requirement; (2) the Air Force comple...
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...