Missiles (41 - 50 of 171 items)
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Operation Desert Storm: Operation Desert Storm Air War
PEMD-96-10: Published: Jul 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of Operation Desert Storm's air campaign, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of aircraft and weapons systems in achieving objectives; (2) whether campaign data support post-conflict weapon system performance claims; (3) the contributions and limitations of advanced technologies; and (4) whether the conditions encountered in Desert...
Precision-Guided Munitions: Acquisition Plans for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
NSIAD-96-144: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO evaluated the Air Force's and Navy's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program, focusing on: (1) the acquisition process; (2) schedule and cost risks; (3) the Air Force's plan to acquire 35 pilot production missiles; and (4) the Navy's commitment to the program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is using an innovative acquisition process to procure JASSM; (2) the Air Force expects J...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-3: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Defense Acquisitions issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) justifications for weapon and space system modifications; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) acquisition strategies; (3) DOD and NASA fiscal year (FY) 1997 research, development, test, and evaluation and p...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Defense Acquisitions issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
[Comments on Air Force Procurement of Advanced Cruise Missiles]
B-255831: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO commented on the Air Force's procurement of advanced cruise missiles for fiscal years (FY) 1987 and 1988, focusing on alleged violations of the Antideficiency Act for the FY 1987 procurement. GAO noted that: (1) although the Air Force could have managed the contract more effectively, the Air Force did not violate the Act by allowing contract performance to contin...
Weapons Acquisition: Precision Guided Munitions in Inventory, Production, and Development
NSIAD-95-95: Published: Jun 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the military services' acquisition of precision guided munitions (PGM), focusing on: (1) the planned costs and quantities of PGM; (2) the services' rationale for initiating PGM development programs; (3) available options to attack surface targets with PGM; and (4) the extent of the services' joint development and procurement of PGM.GAO found that...
Naval Surface Fire Support: Navy's Near-Term Plan Is Not Based on Sufficient Analysis
NSIAD-95-160: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its surface ships' guns to determine whether the Navy has chosen the most cost-effective system for improving naval surface fire support (NSFS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not sufficiently analyze its needs before deciding on the upgrade of its 5-inch, 54-caliber guns and the development of a 5-inch precision-guided munit...
Cruise Missiles: Proven Capability Should Affect Aircraft and Force Structure Requirements
NSIAD-95-116: Published: Apr 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the performance of two cruise missiles during Operation Desert Storm, focusing on the missiles': (1) advantages over tactical aircraft; and (2) potential impact on future tactical weapons system requirements.GAO found that: (1) both the Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile and the Air Force's Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) contributed to the success of U.S. combat ope...