Accession Number:

ADA133323

Title:

Weapon Systems Overview: A Summary of Recent GAO (General Accounting Office) Reports, Observations and Recommendations on Major Weapon Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

To aid the Congress in its deliberations on the fiscal year 1984 defense budget, The General Accounting Office issued, from August 1982 through July 1983, 17 reports on selected weapon systems. Chapter 2 summarizes the potential impact of GAOs recommendations and observations. Chapter 3 categorizes and summarizes the major issues highlighted in each report. These issues could have a direct impact on the systems efficient acquisition andor operational effectiveness. These issues formed the bases for GAOs recommendations and observations. Chapters 4 through 7 contain individual report summaries. The systems which were reviewed and which are included in this overview are AH-64 Army Helicopter Improvement Program Patriot Sergeant York Stinger POST S-3A CG-47 Rapidly Deployable Surveillance System TOMAHAWK FA-18 Over-the-Horizon Backscatter radar The antisatellite development program The Wide Area Antiarmor Munitions The B-1B bomber Light Armored Vehicle Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile and Trainer aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Antisatellite Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE