Abrams Tank: Operating Costs More Than Expected

NSIAD-91-114 Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1991.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the operating cost and the readiness of the Army's M1 Abrams tank, focusing on: (1) whether the Army expected the M1 tank to be cheaper to operate and support than the M60 tank; (2) the comparison between the costs to operate and support the M1 tank and the M60 tank; and (3) whether the M1 tank was meeting its field operational readiness goals.

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