Munitions Development:

Status of the Direct Airfield Attack Combined Munitions

NSIAD-90-16: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the development status of the Air Force's Direct Attack Combined Munitions (DAACM); (2) the Air Force's DAACM requirement; (3) Air Force DAACM development completion plans; and (4) actual and future DAACM program costs.

GAO found that: (1) the Air Force suspended full-scale DAACM development because intelligence estimates questioned DAACM effectiveness; (2) pending a final DAACM development decision in April 1990, the Air Force had reprogrammed $8.1 million of 1989 DAACM funds; (3) because major research and development funds reprogramming required prior congressional notice, the Air Force planned to reinstate $4.14 million for munitions testing needed for the final DAACM development decision; and (4) Congress may want to reduce the Air Force's 1990 DAACM budget request by $15.9 million, since future DAACM development is questionable.

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 19, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here