Accession Number : ADA327365

Title :   Defense Satellite Communications: Alternative to DOD's Satellite Replacement Plan would be Less Costly.

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

PDF Url : ADA327365

Report Date : 16 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : We reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to acquire a follow on system to the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS). Our specific objectives were to assess DOD's long range plan to replace DSCS in fiscal year 2006 and its interim plan to replenish the DSCS constellation with satellites in the inventory, relative to satellite communication requirements. This report discusses an alternative to DOD'S long range plan that could save the government about $2.8 billion in future years if acquisition of the replacement system were accelerated to fiscal year 2003.

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, REPLACEMENT, INVENTORY, MILITARY PLANNING, CONSTELLATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE