Weapons systems (31 - 40 of 111 items)
Air Force Appropriations: Funding Practices at the Ballistic Missile Organization
NSIAD-93-47: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's advanced strategic missile systems (ASMS) program office's use of fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriations, focusing on whether the: (1) program office used $21 million of FY 1990 appropriations for development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile boost guidance system as Congress stipulated; and (2) Air Force properly replaced $...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
Army Maintenance: Savings Possible by Stopping Unnecessary Depot Repairs
NSIAD-92-176: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army Materiel Command's procedures for performing certain depot-level repairs, focusing on whether depots perform unnecessary repairs on weapons systems, tactical vehicles, or their major components.GAO found that: (1) the Red River Army Depot performed unnecessary repairs when depot personnel overhauled all 6V53 engines in the secondary item program without first performing pre-s...
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Changing Design and Technological Uncertainties Create Significant Risk
IMTEC-92-18: Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) impact of including or excluding space-based interceptor integration capabilities into the missile defense system architecture; (2) need for solidifying the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) system architecture; and (3) significant technological challenges that SDIO must overcome.GAO found that: (1) although the goal of th...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
Mine Warfare: Ingleside, Texas, May Not Be the Best Location for Consolidation
NSIAD-92-63: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
GAO reviewed two major changes that the Navy proposed to correct long-standing deficiencies in its mine countermeasures operations, focusing on the: (1) centralization of operational control of mine countermeasures forces under the Commander, Mine Warfare Command; and (2) consolidation of mine warfare forces at a new strategic homeport in Ingleside, Texas.GAO found that: (1) Navy officials stated...
Defense Acquisition: U.S.-German Examinations of the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-7: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO and the German Federal Court of Audit examined the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program, focusing on the program's requirements, schedule, performance, and cost.GAO found that: (1) the Army selected a different missile system for full-scale development, but program executives and the MLRS TGW project office reported they might seek to continue the...