Accession Number:

ADA330519

Title:

Army Equipment: Management of Weapon System and Equipment Modification Program Needs Improvement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The Army established the MWO program to enhance the capabilities of its fielded weapon systems and other equipment and correct any identified operational and safety problems. Modifications vary in size and complexity. For example, for a modification to the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Army is adding the drivers thermal viewer to improve visibility during night-time and all-weather conditions, the battlefield combat identification system to reduce the potential for friendly fire casualties, and the global positioning receiver and digital compass system to improve navigation. In contrast to this major modification, the Army is adding updated seat belts to its fleet of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles to improve safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Safety Engineering
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE