Weapons systems (41 - 50 of 71 items)
Battlefield Automation: Field Artillery Data Systems Acquisition Problems and Budget Impacts
NSIAD-89-95BR: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Army and Marine Corps development of fire support command and control automation programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) developed the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) to replace its technically obsolete Tactical Fire Direction System (TACFIRE); (2) planned to field AFATDS to heavy divisions first an...
Time for Some New Thinking: An Interview With James R. Ambrose
140063: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, presents a round-table discussion with a former Army undersecretary about the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition strategies, focusing on how DOD determines its weapon system requirements. DOD needs to review its entire defense strategy, since it would be unimaginably expensive to fund, and make choices among mission and nati...
Weapons Cost: Analysis of Major Weapon Systems Cost and Quantity Changes
NSIAD-89-32FS: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition programs, based on information from DOD Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR) dated December 31, 1987.GAO found that: (1) the Army, Air Force, and Navy reported a combined total program cost estimate of $751.6 billion, a $216.8-billion increase over the program base year estimates; (...
Weapon Systems: Acquisition of the Army's Line-of-Sight Forward Heavy Air Defense System
NSIAD-88-198: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition of a Line-of-Sight Forward Heavy (LOS-F-H) System, as part of its Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, and Intelligence System, focusing on the adequacy and realism of the Army's competitive tests and the system's estimated cost.GAO found that: (1) although the competitive testing was limited due to time constraints,...
[Comments on Army Contractor's Involvement in Operational Weapons Testing]
B-205804: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1988.
GAO commented on the Army's proposed policy to restrict contractors from participating in operational tests of their weapon systems. GAO noted that the restrictions would preclude contractors from exerting undue influence on weapons testing and scoring...
Army's Modifications To Improve the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's Survivability, Reliability, and Performance
T-NSIAD-88-10: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1987.
GAO discussed the Army's proposed modifications to the Bradley Fighting Vehicle to improve its survivability, reliability, and performance. GAO found that: (1) based on test results, the Army decided to restow the vehicle's ammunition internally; (2) since the Army's installation of new locking device mechanisms, about 1,000 vehicles have participated in swimming exercises with no sinking problems...
Army Automatic Diagnostics: Observations on Army Test Program Sets
NSIAD-87-84: Published: Feb 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
GAO surveyed the Army's management of test program sets (TPS), which it uses in conjunction with its computer-controlled automatic test equipment to detect failures within weapons systems components. TPS consist of: (1) a software test program; (2) test accessories such as interface connection devices, load card assemblies, cables, power supplies, and cooling devices; (3) documentation that includ...
Weapon Systems: Observations on Army's Efforts To Improve Its Requirements Process
NSIAD-87-21: Published: Oct 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Army's requirements process for the planned acquisition of certain weapon systems to determine how the Army could make the process more efficient.GAO found that: (1) the Army's decision to have its Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) combined arms centers assist the individual centers in preparing a combined mission area analysis and in identifying solutions to deficiencies i...
Fire Support System: Army's Plans To Improve Its Fire Support Capabilities
NSIAD-86-116BR: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's plan to provide interim automated fire support capabilities for its light and heavy divisions.GAO found that, in the early 1980's, the Army provided most heavy divisions and one light division with an automated artillery fire command and control (C2) system. The Army is developing a new system with improved mobility and capability ca...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Army Sense and Destroy Armor Projectile Program
NSIAD-86-45S-4: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO discussed the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) Projectile program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) after formulating the acquisition strategy, the Army appointed a second program manager and contracting officer who revised the str...