Accession Number:

ADA110764

Title:

DoD has Serious Problems with Care and Maintenance of Conventional Ammunition.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Significant problems exist among the military services concerning the adequacy with which conventional ammunition is being stored, maintained, and renovated. The army has a large backlog of ammunition in need of renovation, the Navys ammunition accountability is inadequate and records often cannot be relied on to depict the actual quantity and condition and the Air Forces use of open storage at its depots in Europe has caused ammunition to deteriorate faster than needed maintenance can be performed. GAO believes the Department of Defense and the military services must act immediately to prevent further degradation of ammunition stocks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE