Army Acquisition: Air Defense Antitank System's Development Goals Not Yet Achieved
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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In November 1990, the Office of the Secretary of Defense approved a 2-year extension to develop the Armys Air Defense Antitank System ADATS. The extension was necessary because during operational testing the system had failed to perform well enough to begin production in fiscal year 1991, as planned. Congress appropriated 92 million in research, development, test, and evaluation funding for the first year of the extension, and the Army has requested 97.4 million for fiscal year 1992. At the request of the Chairmen of the House Committees on Armed Services and on Appropriations, GAO reviewed the Armys program for the 2-year extension to determine whether 1 it had resulted in ADATS improved reliability, 2 the tests and criteria established for the extension phase would provide sufficient information on the systems performance to approve its production, and 3 the Armys cost and operational effectiveness assessment of the system was still valid.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Operations Research
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Antiaircraft Defense Systems