Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1992 tests for the Apache helicopter's area weapon system (AWS), focusing on whether testing procedures and conditions provided sufficient information to fully assess the system's endurance, reliability, and accuracy requirements.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of the Army||1. The Secretary of the Army should require the contractor to retest AWS to ensure that it meets contract reliability specifications.|
|Department of the Army||2. The Secretary of the Army should operationally test AWS to determine what the field users can realistically expect to achieve in terms of reliability performance and distribute the results to the user community.|
|Department of the Army||3. The Secretary of the Army should direct the Apache program manager to validate the accuracy improvements on multiple aircraft, one from each of the three Apache fuselage types, during the October 1993 accuracy test.|