GAO: DOD Has Made Little Progress Closing SEAD Capability Gap

By Dan Dupont / November 26, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department should establish a coordinating entity and a comprehensive strategy for the crucial suppression of enemy air defense mission, the General Accounting Office states in a new report. In the Nov. 25 report, GAO says air defense suppression "continues to be essential for maintaining air superiority," but notes that the quantity and quality of the services' suppression equipment have declined over the years, while enemy air defense capabilities and equipment have improved. "DOD has recognized a gap exists...

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