Accession Number:

AD1131472

Title:

DOD ACQUISITION: Case Study of the Army Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile Program

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

10

Abstract:

The Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile was for use in the existing 4.2-inch mortar system. It was to be capable of homing-in on enemy targetsusing an infrared seeker and a guidance system. Because of this feature it is commonly referred to as a fire-and-forget projectile. The High Technology Light Division Ninth Infantry established a formal requirement for the Guided Mortar on January 12, 1982 when it issued a Quick Reaction Plan approved April 1983. The Army refers to various studies to support the need for the Guided Mortar. These studies include a TopAttack systemconcepts study, a Close Combat Light Mission Area Analysis and an Air Land Battle 2000 study. A Mortars in Combat UnitsStudy and a cost effectiveness analysis, also supported the Guided Mortar because of its potential as a force multiplier.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]