Weapons systems (61 - 70 of 111 items)
Close Air Support: Upgraded A-7 Aircraft's Mission Effectiveness and Total Cost Unknown
NSIAD-88-210: Published: Sep 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's efforts to upgrade its A-7 aircraft.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) awarded a contract to develop two upgraded A-7 prototypes, known as the A-7 PLUS, to evaluate the feasibility of engineering changes; (2) did not identify specific operational performance requirements for the upgraded aircraft, but expects that they will perfo...
DOD Inflation: Budgeting and Monitoring Inflation Funding in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-88-79: Published: Apr 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense (DOD) budgeting procedures to determine the feasibility of: (1) budgeting separately for inflation; (2) restricting the use of inflation funds specifically for inflation costs; (3) requiring that funds appropriated for inflation, but not spent, lapse at the end of the fiscal year; and (4) providing inflation estimates for...
Management Review: Follow-Up on the Management Review of the Defense Logistics Agency
NSIAD-88-107: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
GAO assessed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) actions in response to 16 GAO recommendations for improving management controls and effectiveness.GAO found that DLA: (1) completed actions in response to seven recommendations and has actions underway in response to nine; and (2) could further improve the steps it has already taken to improve strategic and mobilization planning and management cont...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of Navy's Long-Term Underwater Test Resources Plan
NSIAD-88-80: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Long-Term Underwater Support Resources Plan, to determine its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a management tool.GAO found that, although the plan covers tracking ranges, ship noise measurement facilities, targets, and real-time simulators, it does not: (1) consolidate and prioritize test resource development and acquisition progra...
Electronic Warfare: Multiple Developments of Costly Threat Simulators
NSIAD-88-93: Published: Feb 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) simulator program, specifically the: (1) need for the armed services to avoid paying for the development of duplicate simulators; and (2) acquisition of simulators which misrepresent Soviet threat systems.GAO found that: (1) the armed services are paying for multiple development of simulators for emitter-receiver processors (ERP) and emitters; (2) tot...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Better Management Direction and Controls Needed
NSIAD-88-26: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) management of the Systems Analysis and Battle Management (SABM) Program.GAO found that: (1) inadequate direction and planning of some research efforts within the SABM program resulted in inefficiencies because SDIO terminated the contracts before completing inte...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
Bradley Vehicle Test Plans: More Information Is Needed To Fully Assess Vehicle's Survivability
NSIAD-87-179: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Army's plans to test the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.GAO found that: (1) the Army intended to test survivability enhancements on two versions of the Bradley; (2) the live-fire test plan did not provide for the firing of a statistically significant number of test rounds from certain weapons likely to be threa...
Air Force Computers: Development Risks of Logistics Modernization Program Can Be Reduced
IMTEC-87-19: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Air Force's Logistics Management Systems (LMS) Modernization Program and the acquisition strategy it used in procuring the program.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) reduced the risk of overall developmental problems because the program is smaller in scope and less complex than an earlier system; (2) did not complete its ini...
Weapon Systems: Shortfalls in Automatic Fault Diagnostics
NSIAD-87-98: Published: Apr 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Army's problems with automatic diagnostic equipment, actions the Army is taking to overcome its problems, and improvements needed to minimize such problems in future weapons acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) while performance of automatic diagnostic equipment varied, neither internal nor external diagnostic equipment performed as expected during operational tests; (2) the Army had...