Accession Number : ADA327762

Title :   Operation Desert Storm: Evaluation of the Air Campaign.

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

PDF Url : ADA327762

Report Date : 12 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : This report is the unclassified version of a classified report that we issued in July 1996 on the Operation Desert Storm air Campaign. The Department of Defense (DoD) reevaluated the security classification of the original report, and as a result, about 85 percent of the material originally determined to be classified has subsequently been determined to be unclassified and is presented in this report. The data and findings in this report address (1) the use and performance of aircraft, munitions, and missiles employed during the air campaign; (2) the validity of DOD and manufacturer claims about weapon systems' performance, particularly those systems utilizing advanced technology; (3) the relationship between cost and performance of weapon systems; and (4) the extent that Desert Storm air campaign objectives were met.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IRAQ, KUWAIT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, SECURITY, AERIAL WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, MISSIONS, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE