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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
Operation Desert Storm: Project Manager's Assessment of Patriot Missile's Overall Performance Is Not Supported
T-NSIAD-92-27: Published: Apr 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) Army efforts to deploy an effective missile defense against Iraqi Scud Missiles; and (2) the Patriot Project Manager's analysis of the Patriot Missile's performance. GAO noted that: (1) in general, Army and supporting contractors overcame significant obstacles to provide tactical missile defense in Saudi Arabia and Israel, but two principal documents did not support the Project...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Did Not Meet Test Criteria Before Production of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
T-NSIAD-92-22: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) Program, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with recommendations allowing further ASPJ procurement only if it meets its reliability growth criterion. GAO noted that: (1) the ASPJ reliability growth criterion specifies that the system must achieve a minimum mean time of 75 hours between failures; (2) ASPJ reliabil...
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...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
Mine Warfare: Ingleside, Texas, May Not Be the Best Location for Consolidation
NSIAD-92-63: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
GAO reviewed two major changes that the Navy proposed to correct long-standing deficiencies in its mine countermeasures operations, focusing on the: (1) centralization of operational control of mine countermeasures forces under the Commander, Mine Warfare Command; and (2) consolidation of mine warfare forces at a new strategic homeport in Ingleside, Texas.GAO found that: (1) Navy officials stated...
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...