Accession Number : ADA325508

Title :   Army Acquisition Longbow Hellfire Missile Procurement Quantities Significantly Overstated.

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

PDF Url : ADA325508

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In response to Congressional concerns about the increasing cost of weapon systems entering full-rate production, we initiated a review of the Longbow Hellfire missile to assess its acquisition strategy and associated costs. Specifically, our objectives were to determine if (1) the Army had adequately justified the requirement and quantities of the missile and (2) the missile had successfully demonstrated its requirements during initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E). We conducted this review under our basic legislative responsibilities and are addressing this report to you because the matters discussed in it fall within your committees' jurisdiction.

Descriptors :   *AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, TEST AND EVALUATION, GUIDED MISSILES, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, QUANTITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, HELICOPTERS, PROCUREMENT, ARMY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE