Accession Number:

ADA230592

Title:

Antisubmarine Warfare. Tactical Surveillance Sonobuoy and Related Software Need to be Tested Together

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This report presents an evaluation of the revised acquisition strategy for the Navys Tactical Surveillance Sonobuoy Program. The programs objective is to develop an air-deployed expendable sonobuoy and aircraft computer software to be used together in locating hostile submarines. The GAO recommended that the Secretary of the Navy not authorize production of the Tactical Surveillance Sonobuoy to commence until there is adequate assurance that it will function effectively when integrated with the new aircraft software. DoDs response is a partial concurrence. It is confident that the existing acquisition strategy will provide the necessary assurance, because the portions of the related software that cold affect the sonobuoy design will undergo full operational testing before the low rate production decision.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE