Accession Number : ADA298421

Title :   Strategic Bombers: Need to Redefine Requirements for B-1B Defensive Avionics System.

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

PDF Url : ADA298421

Report Date : JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In a June 1992 classified report, the General Accounting Office (GAO) recommended that the Secretary of Defense direct the Secretary of the Air Force to determine the requirements of a defensive avionics system to support the future role of the B-1B bomber before proceeding with either the planned modifications to the ALQ-161A or acquiring a new defensive avionics system. In discussing our recommendation during the June 17,1992, hearing before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Commander in Chief of the Air Combat Command stated that the Air Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the entire B-IB upgrade program that will be reviewed by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force in the August-September 1992 time frame. The review would include an evaluation of the operational requirements for electronic countermeasures and the acquisition strategy that goes along with it.

Descriptors :   *REQUIREMENTS, *ATTACK BOMBERS, *STRATEGIC BOMBING, AVIONICS, AIR FORCE, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AERIAL WARFARE, JET BOMBERS, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Bombers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE