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A Real-Time Review of Army Testing of Light Antiarmor Weapons
123793: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Winter 1984, discusses a GAO review of the Army's testing of light antiarmor weapons and its contract award for the production of the VIPER system. GAO had recommended in its review that its marginal effectiveness and increased costs warranted a decision not to produce the system. The evaluation of test results and the different sel...
Mission Area Analyses Conducted by the Army Training and Doctrine Command
MASAD-83-20: Published: Apr 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1983.
GAO has been reviewing the Department of Defense's use of mission area analyses to assess the current or projected capabilities of the armed services to perform their assigned missions. This work led to an examination of the Army's mission area analysis process that has been established for Army-wide application by the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).GAO found that TRADOC has the responsibi...
Procurement of the Army's AH-64 Helicopter
MASAD-82-40: Published: Aug 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1982.
In December 1981, GAO cautioned the Secretary of Defense against making a production decision on the AH-64 helicopter program, because some important tests and evaluations had not been completed and sufficient information on which to base a production decision was lacking. In the present report, GAO gave its general observations on the current status of the AH-64 program for the use of the House a...
Matters Relating to the M1 Tank
115861: Jul 21, 1981
While the M1 tank is impressive in meeting its three major combat requirements of firepower, mobility, and armor protection, these advantages are offset to a considerable degree by shortcomings in reliability, availability, durability, maintainability, and by the tank's rising cost. The tests conducted by the Army were not as stressful as operational tests, and the tanks received maintenance which...
Status of Army Efforts Concerning a Rotary Wing Escape System
MASAD-81-23: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1981.
GAO was asked to determine what actions the Army has taken concerning a rotary wing escape system since a previous review on the subject in July 1980.GAO found that, since its previous review of the subject, a Joint Services Working Group has been established to oversee a study of the cost and operational effectiveness of the system. After its first meeting, the Group decided that the study would...
Concerns About the Army's Infantry Fighting Vehicle
PSAD-80-27: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
A review was made of the Army's Fighting Vehicle Systems Program which focused primarily on the Infantry Fighting Vehicle's (IFV) performance in operational and development testing. The IFV is intended to provide the infantry with a vehicle which would move rapidly in a hostile environment with better armor and greater firepower than is currently available in the M113.A principal concern about the...
Operational Testing of Foreign Built Weapons Systems
PSAD-78-131: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1978.
A survey was performed of the Department of Defense's conduct of operational test and evaluation (OT&E) of foreign built weapon systems purchased or under consideration for procurement by the Army and Navy. Generally, the operational testing of foreign systems was performed effectively. There are currently no regulations governing the testing of foreign built systems although Army, Navy, and Air F...
Status of the Army's Copperhead and the Navy's 5-Inch and 8-Inch Guided Projectile Programs
PSAD-78-38: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Status of the Army's Hellfire Air-to-Surface Missile Program
PSAD-78-19: Published: Mar 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Operational Testing of the Army's Amphibian Vehicle Known as the LACV-30
LCD-78-205: Published: Nov 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 11, 1977.
The LACV-30 (lighter, air cushion vehicle, 30-ton payload) is being considered as a replacement for existing Army amphibian vehicles. As such, its mission will involve various amphibious operations, including logistics-over-the-shore resupply. At present the Army has only two of the vehicles, one of which has been undergoing operational testing while the second has been undergoing developmental te...