The Avenger Forward-Looking Infra-Red System.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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In August 1987, the Avenger Project Office contracted with the Defense Systems Division of Boeing Company to build and deliver the Avenger system. The Avenger system was developed to defend against helicopters and fixed- wing aircraft flying at low altitude, in day or night operations, and in clear or adverse weather conditions. On October 1, 1995, the Avenger Project Office was closed and responsibility for the Avenger Program was transferred to the Weapon System Management Directorate of the U.S. Army Missile Command. We are issuing this audit report because the operational deficiencies of the Avengers Forward-Looking Infra-Red system impair the Avengers capability to operate in various weather and battlefield conditions.