Accession Number : ADA292101

Title :   Army Procurement: Costs and Benefits of Electronic and Mechanical Time Fuzes.

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

PDF Url : ADA292101

Report Date : DEC 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The M762 electronic time fuze and the M577 mechanical time fuze are both capable of satisfying the Army's current requirement for artillery time fuzes. The electronic time fuze has two operational advantages over the mechanical time fuze: (1) it can be set both manually and auto- matically, and (2) it can be set manually without the use of a tool. During the first 3 years of its production, the M762 fuze will cost more than the M577 mechanical fuze. Also, its most important advantage, the autoset capability, cannot be utilized now because existing and near- future artillery systems are not designed to use a fuze that can be set automatically from a remote location. The M577 mechanical time fuze fully meets the requirements of current and near-future artillery weapon systems. It is economical to procure, has a safe and reliable record, and can be produced by the current man- ufacturer in higher quantities than the Army's stated annual requirements.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PROCUREMENT, COSTS, BENEFITS, MECHANICAL FUZES, TIME FUZES, ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT, ARMY REQUIREMENT.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE