Weapons systems (51 - 60 of 71 items)
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Army Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile Program
NSIAD-86-45S-3: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 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 Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) while the Department of Defense (DOD) gave the program manager responsibility for formulating acquisition strategy, it did not assign a progr...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Airborne Optical Adjunct and Terminal Imaging Radar
NSIAD-86-153: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's technology validation experiments on the Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) and the Terminal Imaging Radar (TIR) as part of its program to determine the feasibility of developing a defense against nuclear ballistic missiles.GAO found that: (1) the Army Str...
Fire Support System: Army's Plans To Improve Its Fire Support Capabilities
NSIAD-86-115BR: Published: May 5, 1986. Publicly Released: May 5, 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 began development of a new system with improved mobility and capabi...
Weapons Systems: Problems With Army's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Continue
NSIAD-86-79: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the initial production and operational tests of the Army's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).GAO found that: (1) the results of the HMMWV tests revealed that the reliability of the weapons carrier and utility vehicles improved significantly since the 1982 tests, but some important performance and reliability problems still exist;...
Status of Efforts To Estimate and Budget for Army Weapon System Sustainment Costs
NSIAD-85-157: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to improve the accuracy and use of sustainment cost estimates in weapon system budgeting.GAO found that: (1) the Army did not have a good database to use as a basis in preparing budget estimates; (2) the Army collected costs by functions or organizational units rather than by individual weapon systems; (3) the Army still lacked a solid basis for budgeting sustainmen...
GAO Concerns About Army Plans To Develop Intermediate Forward Test Equipment
NSIAD-85-137: Published: Aug 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's automatic fault diagnostics equipment and identified several concerns that the Army should consider before it awards a full scale development contract for Intermediate Forward Test Equipment (IFTE).GAO found that, in performing the cost and operational effectiveness analysis that it used to support the contract award, the Army: (1) did not consider the alternatives; (2) exc...
Army's Acquisition of the Division Air Defense Gun
125321: Sep 28, 1984
GAO discussed the Army's acquisition of the Division Air Defense Gun (DIVAD) and certain aspects of the Department of Defense's decisionmaking process. GAO noted that the DIVAD program is based on concurrent development-testing and production. Initial production units have been, and are being, delivered. Much testing is going on, most notably the design verification test and the limited operationa...
GAO Concerns Relating to Additional EQUATE Procurements and Improvements
NSIAD-84-152: Published: Aug 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
While GAO has not completed a survey of the Army's Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Program, GAO identified several concerns that should be considered before awarding contracts for additional Electronic Quality Assurance Test Equipment (EQUATE) procurements and improvements.GAO believes that additional EQUATE procurements and planned improvements need to be reassessed because: (1) a new g...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
Department of the Army's Competitive Test and Evaluation of Alternative Light Antiarmor Weapons
NSIAD-84-57: Published: Feb 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's competitive test and evaluation of alternative light antiarmor weapons (LAW's).After testing six types of LAW's and evaluating the test results and the price proposals provided by the weapon system's contractors, the Army informed Congress that it had selected a weapon developed in Sweden for further testing. The Marine Corps chose th...