Abrams Tank: Operating Costs More Than Expected
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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As requested, we evaluated the cost to operate and the readiness of the Armys M1 Abrams tank in the field. You asked us to 1 determine whether the Army expected the M1 tank to be cheaper to operate and support than its predecessor the M60 tank, 2 evaluate the current cost to operate and support the M1 tank as compared to the M60 tank, and 3 determine whether the M1 tank was meeting its operational readiness goals in the field. All audit results were developed from data available prior to the initiation of Desert Storm operations.
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