Accession Number : ADA289461

Title :   Electronic Warfare: Most Air Force ALQ-135 Jammers Procured Without Operational Testing.

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

PDF Url : ADA289461

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This GAO report details the examination of an Air force program to acquire an upgraded version of the ALQ-135 electronic jammer. The purpose of the jammer is to protect F-15 aircraft against threat weapons by transmitting electronic signal countermeasures against radars intended to control threat missiles and guns. The report recommends a halt to further awards of production contracts until operational testing provides assurance that the jammers will meet performance requirements. The report also suggests that adequate internal controls be established over Air Force jammer programs to ensure that the jammers will be satisfactorily tested and demonstrated before production and deployment. The Department of Defense disagreed with aspects of the report, but accepted parts of it with reservations. This GAO Report was performed from March 1993 through August 1994.

Descriptors :   *ANTIAIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *RADAR JAMMING, TEST AND EVALUATION, GUIDED MISSILES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, CONTRACTS, PRODUCTION, THREATS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RADAR, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SIGNALS, JET FIGHTERS, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, GUIDED MISSILE COUNTERMEASURES, AWARDS, ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES, ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS.

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Guided Missiles
      Guns
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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