Weapons systems (21 - 30 of 33 items)
Missile Development: AMRAAM's Combat Effectiveness at Production Not Fully Tested
NSIAD-88-186: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force and Navy developmental and operational testing of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to assess the: (1) test plan's adequacy; (2) Air Force's implementation of the plan; and (3) test results.GAO found that: (1) the AMRAAM test plan was comprehensive and addressed each performance requirement; (2) the Air Force comple...
Quality Assurance: Concerns About Four Navy Missile Systems
NSIAD-88-104: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed quality assurance problems on four missile systems, the Phoenix, the Harpoon, the Sparrow, and the High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missiles, to determine the causes and potential effects of the problems.GAO found that: (1) all the missiles it examined had defects, since they did not completely conform to contract specifications; (2) some defect...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Space Surveillance and Tracking System
NSIAD-88-61: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) research on the Space Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS) to determine its cost, schedule, and performance status.GAO found that: (1) SDIO spent $65 million over 3 years for three contractors to analyze technology, propose preliminary system concepts and requirements, define data needs,...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OIRM-85-2: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
Summaries are provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other reviews of the Department of Defense. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1986...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
117803: Mar 16, 1982
GAO presented an overview of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Space-Based Laser Program. Space lasers are one of several laser concepts that may some day serve as useful military weapons. Due to the early nature of the technology, a diversity of opinion exists in the scientific, industrial, and defense communities regarding whether current laser and related technologies can support a constellatio...
The Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System Is Progressing Well and Merits Continued Support
MASAD-82-13: Published: Feb 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1982.
GAO conducted a review of the Multiple Launch Rocket System program to determine the Army's progress in developing this system as it approaches a critical testing phase and as Congress prepares to review requests for large-scale funding to finance its procurement.Certain technical problems require resolution; however, the system has done quite well in testing so far, and the system is also meeting...