Weapons systems (81 - 90 of 125 items)
Strategic Missiles: Uncertainties Persist in the Advanced Cruise Missile Program
NSIAD-91-35: Published: Nov 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force proposed to reduce ACM procurement from 1,461 to 1,000 missiles, due to budgetary constraints, but the Department of Defense (DOD) favored maintaining ACM procurement at 1,461 to provide additional operational flexibility; (2) several force structure issues remained unanswe...
Navy Fielded Systems: Operating and Support Costs Not Tracked
NSIAD-90-246: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the reliability of the Navy's operating and support (O&S) cost expenditure data for two aircraft weapon systems; and (2) how the O&S data related to the Navy's budget request.GAO found that: (1) Navy O&S data for the two weapon systems did not provide a sufficiently reliable indication of actual costs expended to operate and support them; (2)...
Special Operations Forces: Army Plans Highly Concurrent Acquisition Strategy for Costly Helicopters
NSIAD-90-267: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated cost, schedule, and test plans for the Army's special operations forces (SOF) helicopter program, focusing on: (1) the Army's planned concurrency of developmental and operational testing with actual production; and (2) current cost estimates for the program.GAO found that: (1) although current acquisition policies and procedures called for develop...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to the Army and Navy Missile Programs
NSIAD-90-302BR: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three military services' fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget requests, focusing on: (1) the Army's justification for its $2.7-billion request for 13 missile systems; (2) the Marine Corps' $10.1-million request to procure missiles; (3) the Navy's $42.1-million request to procure missiles; and (4) whether unused funds could be rescinded.GAO found that the s...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Minuteman II Weapon System Budget
NSIAD-90-196BR: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Minuteman weapon system, focusing on opportunities for budget reductions associated with the anticipated retirement of the Minuteman II missile force.GAO found that: (1) the retirement of Minuteman II would create potential missile procurement budget reductions total...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 and DDG-51 Programs
T-NSIAD-90-44: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's Seawolf attack submarine program, its combat system, and the Arleigh Burke class destroyer. GAO found that: (1) both programs are highly concurrent, where major subsystems are being developed while ships are under construction and several ships are being bought before the lead ships are operationally tested; (2) the Navy may be overusing concurrent developmen...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
Status of the Navy's New Seawolf Attack Submarine and Its New Combat System
T-NSIAD-90-36: Published: Apr 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's Seawolf attack submarine and AN/BSY-2 combat system programs. GAO noted that: (1) both multimillion dollar programs were scheduled for major Department of Defense (DOD) reviews; (2) the Navy planned to concurrently develop and produce the submarine and the combat system; (3) previous GAO reports about the two programs identified problems involving affordabili...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...