Accession Number : ADA182627

Title :   Electronic Warfare; Navy/Air Force Still Developing Separate, Costly Radar Warning Receivers.

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

PDF Url : ADA182627

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : We reviewed DOD's attempt to merge the Navy's ALR-67 program and the Air Force's ALR-69 upgrade program and testified in related congressional hearings in 1982. Our prior report and the House Committee on Government Operations report recommended several actions for overcoming obstacles to the merge and for otherwise promoting commonality in RWR programs. Our recent review showed that these recommendations have not been implemented, with the Air Force and the Navy continuing their separate programs and otherwise continuing the proliferation of RWRs. Also, the Air Force has started a program to improve the ALR-69, currently installed in all F-16 aircraft, estimated to cost over $500 million. The Navy has started an ALR-67 improvement program, estimated to cost over $1.3 billion. Both services are acquiring nine different RWRs for existing tactical aircraft at an estimated cost of over $6.6 billion. None are common to both Air Force and Navy aircraft, and seven of them have entered development or production since the 1982 hearings.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, *RADAR RECEIVERS, *WARNING SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE, COST ESTIMATES, NAVAL AVIATION, PRODUCTION, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE)

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE