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Nuclear Weapons: Improvements Needed to DOE's Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Surveillance Program
RCED-96-216: Published: Jul 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Surveillance program, focusing on DOE efforts to get the testing program on schedule.GAO found that: (1) DOE is behind schedule in conducting flight tests, nonnuclear system laboratory tests, and nuclear and nonnuclear component laboratory tests; (2) these schedule slippages...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Issues Concerning Acquisition of THAAD Prototype System
NSIAD-96-136: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) User Operational Evaluation System (UOES) program, focusing on whether planned testing would reasonably demonstrate the capabilities of UOES as an interim system before funds are committed to interceptor production.GAO found that: (1) the Army purchased 20 interceptors for demonstration and validation flight tests, of which only 14 will b...
NSIAD-96-109R: Published: Mar 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for testing the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) on the F-14D aircraft, focusing on the: (1) Navy's modification of its F-14D test plan for testing ASPJ and its effectiveness; and (2) impact of the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) on the final F-14D test. GAO noted that: (1) DOT&E made several...
B-1B Conventional Upgrades
NSIAD-96-52R: Published: Dec 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP), focusing on the estimated costs and schedules of various CMUP elements, planned risk reduction efforts, and the program's status. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has a sound plan for modifying the B-1B to enhance its conventional capability; (2) the Air Force has committed to an extensive test program to ensure that i...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Cost, Development, and Production
NSIAD-95-164: Published: Aug 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the B-2 bomber program, focusing on the Air Force's progress in: (1) acquiring 20 operational B-2 aircraft; and (2) flight testing, production, and modification efforts.GAO found that: (1) a recent Air Force cost estimate indicates the final cost for 20 operational aircraft will be about $28,820 million in fiscal year (FY) 1981 cons...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Tactical Aircraft: Concurrency in Development and Production of F-22 Aircraft Should Be Reduced
NSIAD-95-59: Published: Apr 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the concurrency between the development and production phases of the Air Force's F-22 fighter program and the risks associated with that concurrency.GAO found that: (1) the F-22 program has a high degree of concurrency because it will enter production before initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E) is completed; (2) F-22 concurrency pos...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: No More Hunter Systems Should Be Bought Until Problems Are Fixed
NSIAD-95-52: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of the Hunter Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), focusing on whether: (1) the system is logistically supportable; (2) previously identified performance deficiencies have been corrected; and (3) the system represents a valid joint-service effort.GAO found that: (1) the Hunter UAV system is not logistically supportable and has seriou...
Battlefield Automation: Requirements Need to Be Updated Before the Air Defense System Is Produced
NSIAD-94-213: Published: Sep 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of a command, control, and intelligence (C2I) system as part of its forward area air defense system (FAADS), focusing on whether the Army has conducted the testing and analyses needed for initial low-rate production.GAO found that: (1) as a result of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, FAAD C2I systems and subsystems have changed to count...