Accession Number : ADA315136

Title :   Army Acquisition: Javelin is not Ready for Multiyear Procurement.

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

PDF Url : ADA315136

Report Date : 26 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The Army is purchasing a new $4-biilion man portable, antiarmor weapon system-known as the Javelin-to replace its aging Dragon system. Javelin is a joint Army and Marine Corps program expected to increase the infantry's lethality against advanced armor threats. In 1997, the Army plans to award a multiyear (3 year) production contract and begin full-rate production. The General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the Javelin program under its basic legislative authority to determine whether (1) the system meets criteria established for multiyear production contracts, (2) the Army has adequately tested Javelin to determine its suitability for full-rate production, and (3) the Army is using sound economic judgment in purchasing command launch units during limited production.

Descriptors :   *ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, *REPLACEMENT, *ARMY PROCUREMENT, ARMOR, CONGRESS, MARINE CORPS, CONTRACTS, PRODUCTION, AGING(MATERIALS), ECONOMICS, THREATS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE