Weapons systems (11 - 20 of 125 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Higher Priority Needed for Army Operating and Support Cost Reduction Efforts
NSIAD-00-197: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce weapon system operating and support costs, focusing on the Army's efforts to reduce: (1) projected operating and support costs for weapon systems under development; and (2) operating and support costs of fielded weapon systems.GAO noted that: (1) the Army is unlikely to be effective...
Defense Acquisitions: Air Force Operating and Support Cost Reductions Need Higher Priority
NSIAD-00-165: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the Air Force's operating and support costs, focusing on: (1) operating and support cost trends; (2) cost reduction initiatives; and (3) factors influencing the success of cost reduction efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Air Force operating and support costs are growing at about 4 percent per year, even...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
Defense Acquisitions: Comanche Program Cost, Schedule, and Performance Status
NSIAD-99-146: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche Helicopter Program, focusing on: (1) the risks in the Army's restructured plans for developing and testing the Comanche; (2) the changes in the Comanche's performance capabilities and requirements; (3) cost estimates for development; and (4) the Comanche's impact on the Army's overall aviation modernization efforts.GAO noted tha...
Defense Acquisitions: Evaluation of the Navy's 1999 Naval Surface Fire Support Assessment
NSIAD-99-225: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided an analysis of the Navy's assessment of the short-term and long-term costs associated with alternative methods for executing the naval surface fire support mission, including the alternative of reactivating two battleships.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's assessment was limited to a comparison of two alternatives--reactivation of battleships and it...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Operational Effectiveness of Joint Standoff Weapon
NSIAD-99-137: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Air Force's development of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), focusing on whether the: (1) missile will provide the capabilities originally intended; and (2) cost and operational effectiveness analyses continue to support the program's procurement plans.GAO noted that: (1) the combat capabilities of the JSOW antiarmor and unitary...
Army Logistics: Status of Proposed Support Plan for Apache Helicopter
NSIAD-99-140: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's proposed logistics support plan, called Prime Vendor Support (PVS), for the Apache Helicopter.GAO noted that: (1) the Apache PVS concept began as an unsolicited contractor proposal whose scope has evolved over time; (2) as would be expected when a new concept of this magnitude is introduced, there are signifi...
Defense Acquisitions: Naval Surface Fire Support Program Plans and Costs
NSIAD-99-91: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's program to modernize its naval surface fire support (NSFS) capabilities, focusing on the cost of the modernization.GAO noted that: (1) in the first phase of the NSFS modernization program, planned for completion by 2009, the Navy plans to develop a modified 5-inch gun and associated guided munition, land-attack missiles, and mission pl...
Defense Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs
T-NSIAD-99-113: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 and the Navy's F/A-18E/F engineering and manufacturing (EMD) programs.GAO noted that: (1) the F-22 and F/A-18E/F programs are approaching critical investment decision points, and each faces significant challenges; (2) the F-22 is approaching a decision for undertaking production activities and the E/F is getting ready to enter...