Program Status:

Naval Surface Fire Support

NSIAD-97-179R: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.

Additional Materials:


Louis J. Rodrigues
(202) 512-4841


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

GAO reviewed the Navy's two-phased Naval Surface Fire Support program, focusing on: (1) the status of the Navy's near-term phase, consisting of a modified 5-inch gun, extended-range guided munition, and warfare control system; and (2) identifying issues surrounding the long-term phase, which is needed to address currently stated requirements.

GAO noted that: (1) the near-term phase of the Naval Surface Fire Support program is on schedule; (2) however, technical issues may delay achievement of operational capabilities scheduled for fiscal year 2001, the required date; (3) the full capabilities of the near-term program will not be available until the Naval Surface Fire Support warfare control system is defined and funded; (4) the near-term phase of the program is not expected, or designed, to fully meet surface fire support requirements recently established by the Marine Corps, but the long-term phase is intended to address them; (5) the long-term phase has not been fully defined; and (6) funding uncertainties exist for both the near- and long-term phases of the Naval Surface Fire Support program.

Jun 21, 2017

Jun 7, 2017

May 3, 2017

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Dec 20, 2016

Dec 8, 2016

  • budget icon, source: GAO

    State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

    2016 Update
    GAO-17-213SP: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016.

Dec 1, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here