The Resource Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge

Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge

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Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge
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Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge
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Language
eng
Summary
The Army is developing its next generation field artillery system, called the Crusader, to support its fast moving maneuver forces. The Crusader system consists of a self propelled 155-millimeter howitzer and a resupply vehicle. We reviewed selected aspects of the Crusader program to determine (1) what the status of the program was and (2) whether there are any alternative howitzer systems that could meet the Crusader requirements. The Crusader was to be developed with an advanced technology, liquid propellant cannon; however, in March 1996, the Army decided to develop the system with an advanced technology solid propellant cannon because of escalating developmental costs and chronic technical problems associated with the liquid propellant cannon. The Army plans to replace its current self propelled artillery system-the M109A6 Paladin and the M992 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (FAASV)-with the Crusader system in the rapidly deployable and forward deployed forces. The Army estimates it will cost over $12 billion (in fiscal year 1995 constant dollars) to design and procure 824 Crusader howitzers and 824 Crusader resupply vehicles. The Crusader system unit cost is estimated to be $14.7 million (in fiscal year 1995 constant dollars)-$7.5 million for the howitzer, $5.8 million for the resupply vehicle, and $1.4 million that the Army could not divide between the two vehicles. The system is being designed under its program definition and risk reduction phase, with the first prototype scheduled for delivery in October 1999
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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  • Cargo vehicles
  • Military requirements
  • Integrated systems
  • Armored vehicles
  • Artillery units
  • Field army
  • Howitzers
  • Self propelled guns
  • Military forces(U.S.)
  • Armor
  • Deployment
  • Forward areas
  • Risk
  • Prototypes
  • Estimates
  • Reduction
  • Costs
  • Army equipment
  • Liquid propellants
  • Army planning
  • Artillery ammunition
  • Replenishment
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns
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Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge
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Report to the Sec. of Defense
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
22 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227847629
  • (OCoLC)ocn227847629
Label
Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be A Technical Challenge
Publication
Note
Report to the Sec. of Defense
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227847629
  • (OCoLC)ocn227847629

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