Accession Number : ADA141155

Title :   Trident II System: Status and Reporting.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA141155

Report Date : 15 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The Trident system consists of submarines, missiles and associated weapon equipment, and shore support facilities. Trident I missiles have been or are being in stalled on the first eight submarines. Trident II missiles will be installed on the ninth and subsequent submarines and will eventually replace the Trident I missiles on the first eight submarines. The Trident II is to provide submarine ballistic missile forces with improved accuracy and a capability to destroy hard targets. The eventual cost of the Trident system is uncertain because the Department of Defense has not established the number of submarines and missiles to be acquired. GAO recommends that the department do so. GAO also recommends that the department change its reporting to the Congress as a means of better monitor costs and other aspects of the Trident system acquisition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, Ballistic missile submarines, Guided missiles, Submarine launched, Strategic weapons, Military force levels, Costs, Naval budgets, Logistics support, Naval operations, Naval shore facilities, Department of Defense, Reports, Monitoring, Congress

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Submarine Engineering
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE