Operational testing (81 - 90 of 147 items)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Performance of Short-Range System Still in Question
NSIAD-94-65: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the performance capability of the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).GAO found that: (1) the short-range UAV has failed to meet the relay requirements that control the aircraft during long-range operations; (2) the system has failed to meet the time standards for supporting artillery operations and transportability requirements; (3) the sys...
NSIAD-93-142R: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operational testing of the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) and surveyed alternative systems that the Navy could use to protect its fighter and attack aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) ASPJ failed to meet the Navy's effectiveness and suitability criteria; (2) ASPJ did not perform better than the Navy's currently fielded jammer when usi...
Electronic Warfare: Laser Warning System Production Should Be Limited
NSIAD-93-14: Published: Jan 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
GAO evaluated the Army's test program for the AVR-2 laser warning system and a newly modified version designated as AVR-2A, focusing on whether the testing justified the systems' full-rate production status.GAO found that: (1) the performance capability of AVR-2 and AVR-2A has not been proven, since neither system has been subjected to operational tests to ensure satisfactory performance; (2) the...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Compliance With the 1992 and 1993 Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-93-46: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
GAO reviewed the B-2 program, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in demonstrating specific B-2 performance characteristics; and (2) status of the continuing long lead production effort on five B-2 aircraft DOD intends to procure.GAO found that: (1) the flight test program is behind the schedule the Air Force planned in 1989; (2) the latest Air Force schedule, approved in 1...
Weapons Acquisition: A Rare Opportunity for Lasting Change
NSIAD-93-15: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major weapons acquisition issues, focusing on the cultural aspects of acquisition problems.GAO found that: (1) despite attempts to improve the acquisition process, weapons still cost more, take longer to field, often encounter performance problems, and are difficult to produce or support; (2) cost growth, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls ca...
PEMD-92-36R: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. strategic defense triad, focusing on the: (1) strengths and weaknesses of major modernization programs; (2) programs' cost-effectiveness; and (3) future of arms control and U.S. strategic capabilities. GAO found that: (1) disparities exist between estimates and realities of triad defense systems; (2) triad's sea leg is the most cost-effect...
1993 Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Programs
NSIAD-92-319BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's F-22, F-15, and F-16 fighter programs, focusing on: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1993 research, development, test, and evaluation budget requests; and (2) potential prior year rescissions.GAO found that: (1) the combined total for F-22, F-15, F-16 program reductions and rescissions is $49.3 million; (2) potential FY 1993 reductions total $4...
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...
Army's M109 Howitzer: Required Testing Should Be Completed Before Full-Rate Production
NSIAD-92-44: Published: Jan 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army's Howitzer Improvement Program, focusing on: (1) whether the Army has resolved deficiencies disclosed during developmental and operational tests and evaluations; (2) whether the Army should conduct further operational testing prior to additional procurements; and (3) substantial unit cost increases over original estimates.GAO found that: (1) the Army approved and contracted f...
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...