Missiles (51 - 60 of 171 items)
Operation Desert Storm: Investigation of a U.S. Army Fratricide Incident
OSI-95-10: Published: Apr 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the February 27, 1991, fratricide incident during the Persian Gulf War, focusing on: (1) events and factors that contributed to the incident; (2) the Army's investigations of the incident; and (3) whether the Army hindered investigations of the incident or influenced their outcome.GAO found: (1) that factors contributing to the fratricide incid...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Current Status of Strategic Target System
NSIAD-95-78: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) Strategic Target System (STARS), focusing on the status of STARS, planned launches, costs, and the status of major hardware acquisition and refurbishment.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense's 1993 comprehensive review of the nation's defense strategy drastically reduced the...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Other Theater Missile Defense Systems
T-NSIAD-94-167: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, focusing on: (1) its status and estimated cost; (2) other missile defense systems proposed by the military services; and (3) the potential effects of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty on THAAD system development. GAO noted that: (1) the THAAD system is designed to defend against nuclear, biolog...
Army Acquisition: Information on the Status and Performance of the Javelin Antitank Weapon
NSIAD-94-122BR: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system, focusing on its: (1) cost and acquisition plan; (2) projected effectiveness in certain countermeasure environments; (3) threat recognition capability; and (4) target recognition training plan.GAO found that: (1) although the Army's acquisition cost for the Javelin is estimated to be $4.2 bil...
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses: Air Force Plans
NSIAD-93-221: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO assessed the Air Force's plans for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission, focusing on: (1) current and future enemy air defense threats; (2) the capabilities of the alternatives the Air Force is considering for future SEAD; and (3) the Air Force's efforts to accommodate the retirement of one of its primary SEAD aircraft.GAO found that: (1) U.S. conventional combat aircraft will...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Strategic Target System Launches from Kauai
NSIAD-93-270: Published: Sep 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's plans to launch Strategic Target System (STARS) boosters from Hawaii, focusing on: (1) the cost of the STARS program; (2) what the cost of a catastrophic failure would be; and (3) whether planned STARS missions could be accomplished from other launch sites.GAO found that: (1) the cost of S...
NSIAD-93-287R: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the costs and capabilities of the F/A-18E/F with the F-14D aircraft. GAO found that: (1) Navy cost and technical comparisons have determined that the F/A-18E/F would be technically superior and cheaper than the F-14D aircraft on a life-cycle basis; (2) although F-14D development and production costs are slightly lower, its operational and support c...
Naval Aviation: The Navy Is Taking Actions to Improve the Combat Capabilities of Its Tactical Aircraft
NSIAD-93-204: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether certain aircraft had the capabilities needed to perform their assigned missions during Operation Desert Storm, focusing on how naval aircraft operations were affected by the availability of performance-enhancing systems used by tactical aircraft.GAO found that: (1) only one-third of the Navy's and Marine Corps' F/A-18 fighter aircraft had f...
Triad Hearing Follow-up
PEMD-93-28R: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions concerning the U.S. strategic nuclear triad. GAO found that: (1) the B-2 program involves the greatest number of unknowns for any weapon system and presents the highest level of cost uncertainty; (2) the Air Force could not justify the Minuteman III modernization program because of the program's high cost, extensive testing needs, and...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Evolution and Current Issues
NSIAD-93-229: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the evolution and progress of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program and current issues in funding ballistic missile defense (BMD) research and development, focusing on: (1) the role of Department of Defense (DOD) oversight boards; (2) investments in major projects; and (3) the progress of proposed systems.GAO found that: (1)...