Accession Number:

AD1101563

Title:

Some Land Attack Cruise Missile Acquisition Programs Need To Be Slowed Down

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Cruise missiles are subsonic, jet-powered airframes that are being acquired to deliver nuclear or conventional warheads against a variety of targets. During the last 8 years or so, development efforts have been focused on versions that are about 20 feet in length which can be built by exploiting advances in propulsion and guidance technology. This report discusses major areas of concern with regard to matters which affect the acquisition and deployment of these missiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE