ABSTRACT

Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Threat Not Reflected in Antiarmor Weapon Acquisitions, Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 353KB]

"In its report on the Fiscal Year 1999 Defense Appropriations Bill, the House Committee on Appropriations expressed concern with the Cold War mindset of the services, which are continuing to develop and procure an increasing number of tank-killing weapons. The Committee questioned whether current antiarmor acquisition plans are appropriate at a time when potential adversaries have smaller armored forces than during the Cold War. Accordingly, the Committee directed the Secretary of Defense to develop an antiarmor master plan to be submitted with the fiscal year 2000 budget. The plan is to identify the projected armored threat and the quantity of all antiarmor weapons, with the purpose of eliminating excess antiarmor weapon capabilities. The last master plan was prepared in September 1990. This document evaluates the plan's findings and conclusions, its underlying data and analyses, and its key assumptions, as well as overall antiarmor funding trends."

Report Number:
GAO/NSIAD-99-105
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Date:
1999-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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