Weapons systems (71 - 80 of 120 items)
Navy Contracting: Navy's Plan to Second Source Aegis Shipyard Integration and Testing
NSIAD-86-20FS: Published: Dec 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to establish a second source for the Aegis combat system shipyard test and integration function. Specifically GAO reviewed the: (1) cost-effectiveness of second sourcing this function; (2) selection and role of the second source contractor; (3) effects second sourcing will have on the quality of the system; and (4) ability of ot...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...
Reporting on Chemical Testing of the Bigeye Binary Chemical Bomb
NSIAD-85-3: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) intentionally withheld information from Congress about the Bigeye binary chemical bomb program.GAO found that: (1) because a steering committee with responsibility for the Bigeye program did not recognize the seriousness of a test failure, there was a delay in providing information to Congress...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
The Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile: Resolve Uncertainties Before Production
C-NSIAD-84-18: Published: May 7, 1984. Publicly Released: May 7, 1984.
GAO conducted a review to examine the potential usefulness and progress of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) System, which the Air Force and the Navy are developing.GAO found that AMRAAM might go into production without adequate assurance that it will be operationally effective. If all goes as planned, the Air Force will exercise several priced production options while some ini...
Analysis of Multiyear Procurement Candidates Included in Defense's FY 1984 Budget Request
NSIAD-83-70: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed fiscal year (FY) 1983 and 1984 multiyear procurement candidates included in the Department of Defense FY 1984 budget request.GAO believes that DOD estimated savings for its proposed multiyear candidates are disappointing when compared with its 10 to 20 percent savings projections when P.L. 97-86 was under consideration. The estimates may also be...
Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...