Accession Number : ADA118164

Title :   Progress of the Light Armored Vehicle Program Should be Closely Monitored.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV

PDF Url : ADA118164

Report Date : 10 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This report discusses the joint Army and Marine Corp's program development of light armored vehicles. Almost from the beginning, the Light Armored Vehicle Program has been marked by indecision as to the types of vehicles that would best suit the service's needs. The Marine Corps' requirements for a basic light assault vehicle, mounting a 25-mm Bushmaster gun, appear to be firm but its choices of variants to this vehicle are still changing. Its version of the basic vehicle has been tested although some reliability, maintainability, and durability tests have not yet been completed. The Army's requirements for this vehicle, as well as for a companion light armored squad carrier, have fluctuated for some time. It was only this past June that some decisions were made to the types of vehicles that should be acquired. The Army's version of the light assault vehicle has not been tested although, because of vehicle similarities, test results of the Marine Corps vehicle should be useful in evaluating the Army's version. An important distinction between the two is a gun stabilization system the Army would like to incorporate in its vehicle to permit shooting while on the move. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Resource management, *Military procurement, *Armored vehicles, *Combat vehicles, Lightweight, Military requirements, Acquisition, Management planning and control, Contracts, Off the shelf equipment, Weapon systems, Army planning, Marine Corps planning

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE