Accession Number : ADA324988

Title :   Tactical Intelligence: Joint Stars Full-Rate Production Decision was Premature and Risky.

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

PDF Url : ADA324988

Report Date : 25 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : We have reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). More specifically, we analyzed whether (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full rate production commitment, (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decision, and (3) there are future actions that could reduce program risk. This review was performed under our basic legislative responsibility and we are addressing it to you because it falls under your committees' jurisdiction.

Descriptors :   *RADAR TRACKING, *SEARCH RADAR, *RADAR RECONNAISSANCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, TARGET ACQUISITION, TARGET RECOGNITION, COST ESTIMATES, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, TARGET DETECTION, RADAR TARGETS, TARGET CLASSIFICATION, SURFACE TARGETS, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE