Missiles (21 - 30 of 171 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Need to Confirm Requirements for $4.1 Billion Antiarmor Missile System
GAO-01-74: Published: Dec 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2000.
Several factors call into question the cost effectiveness of the Army's plan to spend $4.1 billion to acquire large quantities of the submunition and missile systems. These factors include (1) major reductions and changes in the armor threat (2) a substantial overmatch in existing and planned antiarmor capabilities (3) the system's high cost (4) the Army's plans for a major transformation of its f...
Foreign Military Sales: Changes Needed to Correct Weaknesses in End-Use Monitoring Program
NSIAD-00-208: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Foreign Military Sales Program, focusing on: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its requirement to observe and report on defense articles and services transferred under the Foreign Military Sales program; (2) DOD's implementation of requirements to perform end-use checks; and (3) the extent to which DOD has satisfied the re...
Electronic Warfare: Phased Approach to Infrared Upgrades Would Reduce Risk to Helicopters
NSIAD-00-171: Published: Jul 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition strategy for its Suite of Integrated Infrared Countermeasures Systems, focusing on whether the requirements of the Army's helicopters.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's strategy for acquiring improved infrared countermeasure systems for its helicopters could be revised to better satisfy the needs of the Army's helicopters; (2) th...
Defense Acquisitions: Comprehensive Strategy Needed to Improve Ship Cruise Missile Defense
NSIAD-00-149: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed the Navy's progress since 1996 in improving the self-defense capability of surface ships against cruise missiles; and (2) evaluated Navy plans for meeting future anti-cruise missile self-defense requirements.GAO noted that: (1) although the Navy has made some progress in improving surface ship self-defense capabilities, most ships continue to...
Missile Defense: Status of the National Missile Defense Program
NSIAD-00-131: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Missile Defense program, focusing on: (1) programmatic changes to the program and whether significant performance and schedule risks remain; and (2) program officials' efforts to control costs, program estimate, and the potential for cost increases.GAO noted that: (1) to reduce risks, the Department of Defense (DOD) has delayed initial...
Missile Defense: Schedule for Navy Theater Wide Program Should Be Revised to Reduce Risk
NSIAD-00-121: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy Theater Wide system, focusing on: (1) how the additional funding provided by Congress for the program in fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 1999 was used; and (2) whether significant risks to the program remain.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy used the $663 million in increased funding as intended to reduce technical risks and devel...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Operational Effectiveness of Joint Standoff Weapon
NSIAD-99-137: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Air Force's development of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), focusing on whether the: (1) missile will provide the capabilities originally intended; and (2) cost and operational effectiveness analyses continue to support the program's procurement plans.GAO noted that: (1) the combat capabilities of the JSOW antiarmor and unitary...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Threat Not Reflected in Antiarmor Weapon Acquisitions
NSIAD-99-105: Published: Jul 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) antiarmor master plan, focusing on: (1) changes in armored threats from 1990 to 1997; (2) comparing the number and makeup of the 1990 antiarmor weapon inventory with those of the 1998 inventory; and (3) funding trends of past and future antiarmor procurements.GAO noted that: (1) the number of potential enemy armore...
Defense Acquisitions: Naval Surface Fire Support Program Plans and Costs
NSIAD-99-91: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's program to modernize its naval surface fire support (NSFS) capabilities, focusing on the cost of the modernization.GAO noted that: (1) in the first phase of the NSFS modernization program, planned for completion by 2009, the Navy plans to develop a modified 5-inch gun and associated guided munition, land-attack missiles, and mission pl...
Cruise Missile Defense: Progress Made but Significant Challenges Remain
NSIAD-99-68: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in establishing adequate mechanisms for coordinating cruise missile defense programs, focusing on the: (1) organizational structure and mechanisms for coordinating cruise missile defense efforts; (2) potential measures of the progress of coordination efforts; (3) progress of coordination using these measur...