Weapons systems (41 - 50 of 125 items)
Navy Mine Warfare: Budget Realignment Can Help Improve Countermine Capabilities
NSIAD-96-104: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to improve its ability to conduct effective sea mine countermeasures (MCM) in two simultaneous major regional conflicts, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's research and development projects; (2) readiness of the Navy's present MCM equipment; and (3) match between the Navy's planned and on-hand MCM equipment and its MCM req...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System
NSIAD-96-59: Published: Dec 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Marine Corps' and Army's reported maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer justify the rapid development of a replacement weapon.GAO found that: (1) by themselves, the maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer do not justify accelerating the development of a replacement; (2) although Army and Marine Corps users of the M198 have exp...
B-1B Conventional Upgrades
NSIAD-96-52R: Published: Dec 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP), focusing on the estimated costs and schedules of various CMUP elements, planned risk reduction efforts, and the program's status. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has a sound plan for modifying the B-1B to enhance its conventional capability; (2) the Air Force has committed to an extensive test program to ensure that i...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Naval Surface Fire Support: Navy's Near-Term Plan Is Not Based on Sufficient Analysis
NSIAD-95-160: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its surface ships' guns to determine whether the Navy has chosen the most cost-effective system for improving naval surface fire support (NSFS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not sufficiently analyze its needs before deciding on the upgrade of its 5-inch, 54-caliber guns and the development of a 5-inch precision-guided munit...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: No More Hunter Systems Should Be Bought Until Problems Are Fixed
NSIAD-95-52: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of the Hunter Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), focusing on whether: (1) the system is logistically supportable; (2) previously identified performance deficiencies have been corrected; and (3) the system represents a valid joint-service effort.GAO found that: (1) the Hunter UAV system is not logistically supportable and has seriou...
Army Aviation: Modernization Strategy Needs to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-95-9: Published: Nov 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Army's plan for modernizing its aviation fleet is still valid; (2) there are alternative aircraft systems to the ones the Army plans to acquire; and (3) the Army's funding plans will meet all of its modernization requirements.GAO found that: (1) the validity of the Army's aviation modernization strategy is questionable; (2) the Arm...
1995 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions in RDT&E and Procurement Programs
NSIAD-94-255BR: Published: Sep 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget request for selected research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1995 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations.GAO found that: (1) schedule delays, program requirement changes, and program uncertainties have affected RDT...