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Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
NSIAD-95-25: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advance Field Artillery System (AFAS) program, focusing on the: (1) status of the AFAS liquid propellant (LP) gun; (2) nature and extent of any problems experienced during testing; and (3) Army's plans for proceeding with the development of the system.GAO found that: (1) the Army's most advanced LP gun was severely damaged by an explosion during test firing; (2) the Army ha...
Air Force: Assessment of DOD's Report on Plan and Capabilities for Evaluating Heavy Bombers
NSIAD-94-99: Published: Jan 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD): (1) plan for evaluating the operational effectiveness of B-52H and B-1B bombers in conventional missions; and (2) capability to carry out survivability and operational flight testing of these bombers.GAO found that: (1) the DOD evaluation plan does not address key issues regarding the B-1B aircraft's operational...
Electronic Warfare: Inadequate Testing Led to Faulty SLQ-32s on Ships
NSIAD-93-272: Published: Aug 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the capability of the Navy's SLQ-32 shipboard electronic countermeasures system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy approved production of the SLQ-32 system before correcting problems disclosed in the system's initial operational tests and verifying the system's satisfactory performance; (2) the Navy has deployed the defective SLQ-32 system while attempti...
Apache Helicopter: Tests Results for 30-Millimeter Weapon System Inconclusive
NSIAD-93-134: Published: Apr 1, 1993. Publicly Released: May 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1992 tests for the Apache helicopter's area weapon system (AWS), focusing on whether testing procedures and conditions provided sufficient information to fully assess the system's endurance, reliability, and accuracy requirements.GAO found that: (1) although most AWS components have met endurance, reliability, and accuracy requirements,...
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...
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...
Javelin Antitank Weapon: Quantity and Identification Capability Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-92-330: Published: Sep 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system program, focusing on the: (1) causes for cost increases and schedule delays and the likelihood of further increases and delays; (2) the Army's reassessment of the number of Javelins it needs, based on current threat assessments; and (3) Javelin's improved capability for distinguishing friend from foe.GAO fo...
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...
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...
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...