Army Acquisition: Javelin is not Ready for Multiyear Procurement.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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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.
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