Accession Number:

ADA327365

Title:

Defense Satellite Communications: Alternative to DOD's Satellite Replacement Plan would be Less Costly.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-16

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

We reviewed the Department of Defenses DOD plan to acquire a follow on system to the Defense Satellite Communications System DSCS. Our specific objectives were to assess DODs long range plan to replace DSCS in fiscal year 2006 and its interim plan to replenish the DSCS constellation with satellites in the inventory, relative to satellite communication requirements. This report discusses an alternative to DODS long range plan that could save the government about 2.8 billion in future years if acquisition of the replacement system were accelerated to fiscal year 2003.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE