Missiles (71 - 80 of 171 items)
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm: Observations on the Performance of the Army's Hellfire Missile
NSIAD-92-156: Published: Mar 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army's experience with the Hellfire missile during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, focusing on: (1) the Hellfire's performance; (2) whether the Army experienced any problems with the missile; and (3) actions the Army has taken or is planning to take to address any identified problems.GAO found that: (1) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Hellfire miss...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Estimates of Brilliant Pebbles' Effectiveness Are Based on Many Unproven Assumptions
NSIAD-92-91: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) assessment of the effectiveness of Brilliant Pebbles, a proposed space-based weapon for the Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1991, SDIO had not evaluated through computer simulations Brilliant Pebbles' performance agai...
Infantry Antitank Weapons Tests: Assessment of the Army's Test and Evaluation of the Dragon II and BILL
NSIAD-92-170: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Army's evaluation of the Dragon II, the Bofors Infantry Light and Lethal (BILL), and the Milan antitank weapons, focusing on: (1) which system the Army selected as the interim system until the Army Javelin system is fielded; (2) whether additional tests were needed; and (3) potential Dragon II improvements.GAO found that: (1) the Army conduct...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Changing Design and Technological Uncertainties Create Significant Risk
IMTEC-92-18: Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) impact of including or excluding space-based interceptor integration capabilities into the missile defense system architecture; (2) need for solidifying the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) system architecture; and (3) significant technological challenges that SDIO must overcome.GAO found that: (1) although the goal of th...
Patriot Missile Defense: Software Problem Led to System Failure at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
IMTEC-92-26: Published: Feb 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the facts associated with the failure of a Patriot missile defense system in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) the Patriot battery at Dhahran failed to track and intercept a Scud missile due to a software problem in the system's weapons control computer; (2) the software problem caused an inaccurate tracking c...
Defense Acquisition: U.S.-German Examinations of the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-7: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO and the German Federal Court of Audit examined the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program, focusing on the program's requirements, schedule, performance, and cost.GAO found that: (1) the Army selected a different missile system for full-scale development, but program executives and the MLRS TGW project office reported they might seek to continue the...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Defense Acquisition: Examination of MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-91-144: Published: Mar 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1991.
GAO reviewed the requirements, schedule, performance, and cost of the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) program.GAO found that: (1) MLRS TGW had been in development for more than 6 years, and cost about $530 million; (2) the U.S. share of the project was $230 million and the European countries' share was $300 million; (3) early in development, the program...
Strategic Missiles: Uncertainties Persist in the Advanced Cruise Missile Program
NSIAD-91-35: Published: Nov 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force proposed to reduce ACM procurement from 1,461 to 1,000 missiles, due to budgetary constraints, but the Department of Defense (DOD) favored maintaining ACM procurement at 1,461 to provide additional operational flexibility; (2) several force structure issues remained unanswe...