Allegations Involving the Procurement of the Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Short Range System
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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We are providing this report for your review. We performed the audit in response to allegations made in a complaint to the Defense Hotline. The complainant charged that the low-rate initial production LRIP Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Short Range Hunter system did not conform to contract requirements, system operator safety was at risk, system reliability was inadequate, and the system had not been subjected to operational testing. Other allegations were that the Joint Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project Office Hunter Project Office had understated the Hunter acquisition program funding requirements accident investigations involving the Hunter were led by personnel who were not independent of the Hunter Project Office and military users could not operate the system independent of the contractor, TRW, Incorporated TRW.
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