Accession Number:

ADA106896

Title:

The British Sting Ray Torpedo: Information Should be Obtained to Determine Potential Benefits to U.S. Antisubmarine Warfare Programs.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Under the Department of Defense DOD Major Weapon Systems Acquisition Policy, all available system alternatives--including foreign options--are to be considered at major decision milestones. At milestone I of the acquisition process, one or more alternatives are selected for competitive demonstration and validation. In preparation for ALWTs milestone I, in July 1979 the Navy reviewed the Sting Ray as an alternative to the proposed ALWT. The Sting Ray was rejected after the Navy analyzed available operational requirements data and concluded that its performance goals would not meet ALWT requirements. This remains the official U.S. Navy position.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE