Accession Number:

ADA315136

Title:

Army Acquisition: Javelin is not Ready for Multiyear Procurement.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The Army is purchasing a new 4-biilion man portable, antiarmor weapon system-known as the Javelin-to replace its aging Dragon system. Javelin is a joint Army and Marine Corps program expected to increase the infantrys lethality against advanced armor threats. In 1997, the Army plans to award a multiyear 3 year production contract and begin full-rate production. The General Accounting Office GAO reviewed the Javelin program under its basic legislative authority to determine whether 1 the system meets criteria established for multiyear production contracts, 2 the Army has adequately tested Javelin to determine its suitability for full-rate production, and 3 the Army is using sound economic judgment in purchasing command launch units during limited production.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE