Weapons systems (41 - 50 of 111 items)
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
Electronic Warfare: Early Production of Tacit Rainbow Missile Not Warranted
NSIAD-91-71: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tacit Rainbow Missile Program to determine whether the system met the Air Force's criteria for beginning a preproduction verification phase.GAO found that: (1) Tacit Rainbow did not fully meet the Air Force's criteria for beginning the preproduction verification phase, since the Air Force had not flight tested the production configured system;...
Industrial Base: Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-91-93: Published: Jan 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependency on foreign sources for critical components of its weapon systems, focusing on the M1 Abrams tank and the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not know the overall extent of foreign sourcing or dependency and their significance for national security; (2) DOD had limited information o...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
T-45 Training System: Navy Should Reduce Risks Before Procuring More Aircraft
NSIAD-91-46: Published: Dec 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's acquisition of the T-45 Training System to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance risks and to assess whether an additional production commitment in fiscal year (FY) 1991 was warranted.GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not schedule flight testing until after it made production commitments for 20 percent of the planned procurement; (2) tests, redesigns, and modifications ha...
Naval Aviation: The V-22 Osprey--Progress and Problems
NSIAD-91-45: Published: Oct 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, focusing on the: (1) status of program testing; (2) funding requirements to complete testing and development; and (3) readiness of the V-22 program for production funding in fiscal year (FY) 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's V-22 program was in the full-scale development phase of the acquisition...
Strategic Forces: Minuteman Weapon System Status and Current Issues
NSIAD-90-242: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's plans to retain the Minuteman II and III missile force through fiscal year (FY) 2008, focusing on: (1) the costs; (2) the impacts of aging; (3) life support extension programs; and (4) the capability of the Air Force to assess and demonstrate the operational condition of the missiles.GAO found that: (1) to extend the life of the Mi...
Apache Helicopter: Serious Logistical Support Problems Must Be Solved to Realize Combat Potential
NSIAD-90-294: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's inability to maintain its intended 70-percent availability rate for the Apache helicopter, focusing on the: (1) causes of the low availability rates; (2) implications of low availability for combat operations; and (3) Army's corrective actions.GAO found that: (1) 11 combat battalions fell short of meeting the Army's fully-mission-capable...
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Strategic Defense System: Stable Design and Adequate Testing Must Precede Decision to Deploy
IMTEC-90-61: Published: Jul 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed why the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) will not be able to support currently scheduled full-scale development or deployment decisions on any part of Phase I of the Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) SDIO cost estimates range from $69.6 billion to $87 billion for completion of Phase I development and deployment; (2) the s...