Accession Number:

ADA080924

Title:

NAVSTAR Should Improve the Effectiveness of Military Missions--Cost has Increased.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System has recently demonstrated that it can provide significantly more accurate navigation data than any current navigation system, is not deterred by adverse weather conditions, and has the potential to improve certain weapons delivery and coordinated operations. However, this space-based radio system, designed to provide users with three- dimensional position measurements in addition to time and velocity, has some unresolved problems which could have substantial implications.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE