Accession Number : ADA296142

Title :   Weapons Acquisition: Precision Guided Munitions in Inventory, Production, and Development.

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

PDF Url : ADA296142

Report Date : 23 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The military services have bought or are developing for future procurement 33 PGM types with over 300,000 individual precision munitions to attack surface targets. The services estimate that when planned development and procurement are complete, the United States will have invested about $58.6 billion (then-year dollars) in the 33 PGM types. The 19 munition types in inventory and production provIde about 130,422 individual munitions at a cost of about $30.4 billion. They are carried on Air Force bombers and fighters and on Navy fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and ships. The 14 munition types in development have a combined estimated acquisition cost of about $28.2 billion and quantities of about 174,446. In addition to the Air Force and Navy platforms cited above, some of these munitions are to be launched from Army platforms, such as the Multiple Launch Rocket System launcher. The developmental munitions are expected to reach first capability (i.e., when the services plan to begin fielding them) between 1996 and 2004. Figure 1 shows the allocation of quantities by service in inventory, production, and development. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *GUIDED WEAPONS, *AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), AIR FORCE, CONGRESS, ACQUISITION, PRODUCTION, NAVY, ATTACK, REPORTS, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, HELICOPTERS, PLATFORMS, PRECISION, AMMUNITION, JET FIGHTERS, INVENTORY, WINGS, SURFACE TARGETS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, BOMBER AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Guided Munitions
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

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