Weapons systems (71 - 80 of 125 items)
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...
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...
Army's M109 Howitzer: Required Testing Should Be Completed Before Full-Rate Production
NSIAD-92-44: Published: Jan 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army's Howitzer Improvement Program, focusing on: (1) whether the Army has resolved deficiencies disclosed during developmental and operational tests and evaluations; (2) whether the Army should conduct further operational testing prior to additional procurements; and (3) substantial unit cost increases over original estimates.GAO found that: (1) the Army approved and contracted f...
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...
Chemical and Biological Warfare: Use of Collective Protection on Vehicles, Aircraft, and Ships
NSIAD-91-273FS: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the military's efforts to protect personnel in combat vehicles, aircraft, and ships against chemical and biological warfare contamination, focusing on: (1) congressional legislation and the Department of Defense (DOD) and service regulations that address collective protection devices that limit contamination; (2) weapons systems with...
Naval Aviation: Status of V-22 Osprey Full-Scale Development
T-NSIAD-91-19: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's development of the V-22 Osprey aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) since October 1990, the Navy made progress in correcting engineering and testing problems, but the project still remained a high production risk; (2) Navy assessments in February and March 1991 indicated continued developmental concerns with such areas as vibration, the flight control system, avioni...
Abrams Tank: Operating Costs More Than Expected
NSIAD-91-114: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the operating cost and the readiness of the Army's M1 Abrams tank, focusing on: (1) whether the Army expected the M1 tank to be cheaper to operate and support than the M60 tank; (2) the comparison between the costs to operate and support the M1 tank and the M60 tank; and (3) whether the M1 tank was meeting its field operational readiness goals.GAO...
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...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...