Testing (51 - 60 of 167 items)
Infantry Antitank Weapons Tests: Assessment of the Army's Test and Evaluation of the Dragon II and BILL
NSIAD-92-170: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Army's evaluation of the Dragon II, the Bofors Infantry Light and Lethal (BILL), and the Milan antitank weapons, focusing on: (1) which system the Army selected as the interim system until the Army Javelin system is fielded; (2) whether additional tests were needed; and (3) potential Dragon II improvements.GAO found that: (1) the Army conduct...
Defense Industry: Issues Concerning Five Weapon Systems Provided or Developed by McDonnell Douglas Corporation
T-NSIAD-92-1: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
GAO discussed issues concerning weapons systems provided or developed by a defense contractor, focusing on the: (1) A-12 aircraft; (2) C-17 aircraft; (3) T-45 aircraft; (4) Apache aircraft; and (5) Longbow Apache helicopter. GAO noted that: (1) each of the systems experienced significant technical or production problems and often major cost increases; (2) three systems experienced technical or pro...
Battlefield Automation: Army Needs to Reevaluate Air Defense Radar Acquisition Programs
NSIAD-91-91: Published: May 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition and concurrent development of: (1) the Forward Area Air Defense System, (FAADS), an off-the-shelf ground-based sensor (GBS) radar system; (2) multirole survivable radar (MRSR), an advanced radar technology for potential multiple uses; and (3) an interim lightweight radar for its mobile light divisions.GAO found that the Army:...
Implications of SDIO's Changing Ballistic Missile Defense Architecture
T-IMTEC-91-13: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the architecture and integrated system-level testing of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) first phase of the Strategic Defense System. GAO noted that: (1) changing threats, missions, emerging technologies, and unstable SDIO architecture have caused confusion, forced costly redesigns, and increased the risk that the Strategic Defense System would not perform as ex...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Test and Evaluation: Projects Funded by DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP), focusing on: (1) project justification; (2) duplication among projects; (3) the execution of fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 projects; and (4) project outyear funding profiles.GAO found that: (1) the CTEIP goal was to fund high-priority te...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles
NSIAD-91-154: Published: Mar 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) program for developing Brilliant Pebbles, the space-based weapons system for the Phase I Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) the SDIO full-scale development program was highly concurrent with the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)...
B-2 Bomber: Early Radar Signature Tests
NSIAD-91-188: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) early radar signature and flight-worthiness tests of the B-2 bomber aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the early testing adequately measured the B-12 aircraft radar signature under the limited conditions planned and tested; (2) flight tests for the second B-2 adequately demonstrated some basic flight characteristics be...
Naval Aviation: Status of V-22 Osprey Full-Scale Development
T-NSIAD-91-19: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's development of the V-22 Osprey aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) since October 1990, the Navy made progress in correcting engineering and testing problems, but the project still remained a high production risk; (2) Navy assessments in February and March 1991 indicated continued developmental concerns with such areas as vibration, the flight control system, avioni...
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...