Multiple Launch Rocket System:

Range Less Than Needed and Sustained Rocket Production Not Ensured

NSIAD-97-196R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Louis J. Rodrigues
(202) 512-4841
contact@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO reviewed the Multiple Launch Rocket System's (MLRS) improvements.

GAO noted that: (1) although the extended range rocket meets its requirement to provide longer range capability, it will not satisfy the Army's stated needs concerning range; (2) the Army approved limited production of extended range rockets about 1 year ago, but one of the rocket's five critical performance requirements has not yet been met--the number of hazardous, unexploded submunitions left after firing; (3) planned Army procurements of extended range rockets will not sustain the production of affordable, qualified rockets during fiscal years 1998-2001 and that foreign military sales expected to fill the production gap have not yet materialized; and (4) although the Army prefers the more capable follow-on guided rocket, Army funding actions are delaying guided rocket production and requiring extended range rocket production a year longer than planned.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

Dec 1, 2014

Nov 21, 2014

Nov 20, 2014

Nov 19, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Oct 30, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here