Operational testing (51 - 60 of 147 items)
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Navy Mine Warfare: Plans to Improve Countermeasures Capabilities Unclear
NSIAD-98-135: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's mine countermeasures efforts, focusing on the: (1) Navy's plans for improving mine countermeasures (MCM) capabilities; (2) status of current research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs; and (3) process the Department of Defense (DOD) used to prepare the annual certification required by Public Law 102-190.GAO noted that:...
New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes
NSIAD-98-38: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the new attack submarine (NSSN) development program; (2) current information on the antisubmarine warfare threat; and (3) the Navy's plans to model the NSSN's survivability.GAO noted that: (1) since modeling the NSSN's survivability in 1995, the Navy, because of technical and funding limitations, has modified the design for some subsystems that reduce performance be...
AIM-9X Acquisition: Missile Risk Reduction Underway But System Production Plans Need to be Reexamined
NSIAD-98-45: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development status of the AIM-9X missile program and its concerns about the testing and production of all elements of the AIM-9X weapon system, focusing on the: (1) services' efforts to reduce missile development risk; (2) missile program's plan to transition from development to production; and (3) importance of separately managed but essential...
F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program
T-NSIAD-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
GAO discussed the F-22 program, focusing on the extent to which it is meeting planned cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's cost estimate supporting the fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request indicates that the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program can be completed within the adjusted statutory costs; (2) however, the F-22 EMD program has be...
Electronic Warfare: Test Results Do Not Support Buying More Common Sensor Systems
NSIAD-98-3: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO conducted a follow-up review of the Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Common Sensor (IEWCS) program, focusing on whether results of testing conducted since its previous review support continued IEWCS production.GAO noted that: (1) test results now available do not support continued IEWCS production; (2) the Army postponed operational testing scheduled for fiscal year (FY) 1997 that was to de...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
National Missile Defense: Schedule and Technical Risks Represent Significant Development Challenges
NSIAD-98-28: Published: Dec 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1998.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed the technical and schedule risks associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) National Missile Defense (NMD) program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD faces significant challenges in the NMD program because of high schedule and technical risks; (2) schedule risk is high because the schedule requires a large number of activities to be completed in a relati...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...
Test and Evaluation: Impact of DOD's Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation
NSIAD-98-22: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation's (DOT&E) operations and organizational structure for overseeing operational testing, focusing on: (1) DOT&E's efforts and their impact on the quality of operational testing and evaluation in DOD; and (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the current organizat...