Weapons systems (11 - 20 of 107 items)
Apache Longbow Helicopter: Fire Control Radar Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-98-11: Published: Nov 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans to award a multiyear contract for the Apache Longbow Helicopter's fire control radar in December 1997, focusing on determining whether the fire control radar design is stable and ready for multiyear contract award.GAO found that: (1) the award of a multiyear contract for the Apache Longbow fire control radar is inappropriate until the Army has completed development of...
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Battlefield Automation: Army Land Warrior Program Acquisition Strategy May Be Too Ambitious
NSIAD-96-190: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's Land Warrior System, focusing on: (1) various technology and human factor problems associated with system development; (2) the Army's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's plans to integrate the system with the digital battlefield.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not adequately addressed several technical and human factor problems identified during system development, wh...
Tactical Intelligence: Accelerated Joint STARS Ground Station Acquisition Strategy Is Risky
NSIAD-96-71: Published: May 23, 1996. Publicly Released: May 23, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's test and acquisition plans for the Common Ground Station (CGS), the fifth version of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) ground station modules (GSM).GAO found that: (1) the Army planned to purchase 22 CGS in two years of low-rate initial production (LRIP) at a cost of $138 million, but it now plans to procure 34 CGS systems; (2...
Longbow Apache Helicopter: System Procurement Issues Need to Be Resolved
NSIAD-95-159: Published: Aug 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's Longbow Apache weapon system, focusing on whether: (1) the Army has conducted a thorough cost-effectiveness study of the weapon system; (2) critical issues related to the production of the aircraft and the producibility of the missiles have been addressed; and (3) the Army has adequately developed its Longbow Hellfire missile procurement plan.GAO found tha...
[Comments on Air Force Procurement of Advanced Cruise Missiles]
B-255831: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO commented on the Air Force's procurement of advanced cruise missiles for fiscal years (FY) 1987 and 1988, focusing on alleged violations of the Antideficiency Act for the FY 1987 procurement. GAO noted that: (1) although the Air Force could have managed the contract more effectively, the Air Force did not violate the Act by allowing contract performance to contin...
Naval Aviation: F/A-18 E/F Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-94-194: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for acquiring tactical aircraft, focusing on whether Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition regulations permitted classification of the F/A-18E/F program as a major modification rather than a new program.GAO found that: (1) DOD based its decision to classify F/A-18E/F development as a major modification of existing aircraft on a N...
Minimizing Friendly Fire: The Army Should Consider Long-Term Solution in Its Procurement Decision on Near-Term Needs
NSIAD-94-19: Published: Oct 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's development of a combat identification program to minimize ground-to-ground and air-to-ground friendly fire incidents, focusing on the Army's Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS).GAO found that: (1) the Army intends to begin near-term BCIS production in July 1995, but it will not decide what the mid- and long-term solutions wi...
Navy Ships: Problems Continue to Plague the Seawolf Submarine Program
NSIAD-93-171: Published: Aug 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf (SSN-21) Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on: (1) the change in the status of the class design and SSN-21 construction since December 1991; (2) the effectiveness of technical and management actions to resolve lead submarine welding problems and guard against a recurrence of a similar problem in the future; and (3) Navy efforts to...
Acquisition Management: Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements
NSIAD-93-128: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's provisions for waiving qualification requirements for acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD issued 33 waivers during fiscal year 1992, of which 30 were due to the individuals not having completed a required program management course or...