Accession Number:

ADA364243

Title:

Defense Acquisitions: Naval Surface Fire Support Program Plans and Costs.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This letter responds to one of four reporting requirements in section 1015 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal Year 1999. The requirements involve the status of inactive battleships and the Navys plans, costs, and capabilities to provide naval surface fire support NSFS. Since 1994, the Navy has been engaged in a two-phase research and development program intended to address current shortfalls in its NSFS capabilities. We previously reported on the Navys compliance with legislation directing it to retain two inactive Iowa class battleships and their associated logistical support infrastructure. This report, addressing the second and third requirements, describes the Navys program to modernize its NSFS capabilities and identifies the cost of the modernization. A third report, addressing the final requirement, will analyze the Navys assessment of the costs associated with alternative methods for executing the naval surface fire-support mission, including the alternative of reactivating two battleships.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE