Accession Number:

ADA390491

Title:

Defense Acquisition: Army Transformation Faces Weapon Systems Challenges

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A decade after the Cold War, the Army recognizes that its combat force is not well suited to perform the operations it must face today and must plan for in the future. The Armys light force can deploy rapidly, but it lacks the firepower, survivability, tactical mobility, and capability for sustained operations against the full range of potential enemy capabilities. Conversely, its heavy force--the force that includes tanks and other armored vehicles-possesses significant firepower, survivability, tactical mobility, and capability for sustained operations, but it, also, requires too much time to deploy and needs extensive materiel support.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE