AIM-9X ACQUISITION: Missile Risk Reduction Underway But System Production Plans Need to be Reexamined
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Navy and the Air Force are jointly developing the MM-9X short-range air-to-air missile to replace the AIM-9M missile. The Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Research and Development, House Committee on National Security, requested that GAO provide an independent assessment of the programs status. Accordingly, this report discusses the 1 services efforts to reduce missile development risk, 2 missile programs plan to transition from development to production, and 3 importance of separately managed but essential supporting systems.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles