Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 for the armed forces and the defense agencies for research, development, test, and evaluation.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 for unbudgeted amounts for salary, pay, retirement, and other employee benefits for civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DOD). Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 for foreign currency purchases.
Prohibits product improvement or modifications to the Copperhead Guided Projectile until certain reports and certifications concerning such missile are submitted to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. Earmarks specified FY 1987 Navy procurement funds for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.
Prohibits the obligation of more than half of such funding until a certification concerning such aircraft has been received by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. Earmarks specified FY 1987 Navy procurement funds for the standoff attack missile, with congressional-notice limitations.
Prohibits the use of FY 1987-appropriated funds for research, development, test, and evaluation in connection with the following programs, until specified conditions are met:
(1) the inter-cooled recouperated cycle gas turbine populsion system;
(2) the rankine cycle energy recovery (RACER) system;
(3) funds for Libyan lessons-learned equipment modification; and
(4) the 5-inch rolling airframe missile.
Prohibits the use of any funds for research, development, test, and evaluation of the Marine Corps Marine Integrated Fire and Air Support system.
Earmarks specified FY 1987 research, development, test and evaluation funds for the following:
(1) the Marine Corps Pegasus engine;
(2) the avionics rack system;
(3) the low-cost seeker missile program;
(4) either (but not both) the Advanced Cruise Missile or the Short-Range Attack Missile II system;
(6) the Space Defense system;
(7) the low-cost seeker missile;
(8) the medical application of free-electron lasers;
(9) certain electronic warfare systems under the control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence; and
(10) laser pantography.
Declares that the Congress commences a program of Conventional Defense Initiatives to provide an emphasis on improving the conventional weapons of the armed forces and to enhance such cooperation with other NATO members.
Earmarks appropriated funds for such program.
Earmarks specified funds for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide that the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) shall carry out a specified research, development, and test program.
Earmarks funds from the SDI program for such purpose.
Prohibits the Secretary from deploying more than ten MX missiles until certain specified conditions are met.
Repeals a prior MX missile limitation as contained in the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984.
Directs the Secretary, in cooperation with the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, to establish a cooperative medical research program to be administered by the Secretary and the Administrator. Provides funding and an establishment deadline for such program.
Prohibits the use of any DOD funds for research, development, test, and evaluation in connection with the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) until the Secretary certifies certain findings to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. Amends Federal armed forces provisions to establish the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Test and Evaluation. Provides a staff for such Assistant Secretary. Amends Federal miscellaneous research and development provisions to require the Secretary of Defense to prohibit entering into a contract for the production of a covered major defense system or major munitions or missile program until live-fire testing of such system or program has been completed.
Establishes in DOD a Director of Live-Fire Testing to carry out specified review and oversight functions related to such live-fire testing.
Requires the Secretary of each military department to conduct the live-fire testing required within their department, while submitting the schedule, proposed funding, description, and results of such testing to the Director after each testing.
Authorizes the Director to conduct an independent live-fire testing if it is determined that a prior testing was in some way inadequate.
Authorizes the use of surrogate models, foreign rounds, or targets in appropriate cases.
Requires the Director of Live-Fire Testing to submit a report to the Director of Defense Research and Engineering on the results of a system's or program's live-fire test before production of that system or program may begin.
Requires the defense committees to receive a report on the testing of each covered major system or program.
Authorizes the waiver of all such live-fire testing requirements when the Secretary of Defense makes an appropriate certification to the Congress. Directs the Secretary of the military department concerned to conduct an independent test and evaluation with respect to a major defense acquisition program under which there is to be acquired a major conventional weapons system that is designed for use in combat.
Requires such independent test and evaluation before production of such program may proceed.
Requires side-by-side testing to be included as part of the independent test and evaluation.
Directs the Assistant Secretary for Operational Test and Evaluation to analyze the results of each such test and evaluation, and report to the Secretary of Defense concerning such analysis.
Requires each such report to also be submitted to the defense committees.
Prohibits the operational testing of a major defense acquisition program until the Assistant Secretary approves such test plans.
Requires a 15-day waiting period after defense committee notification before DOD may fully proceed with a major defense acquisition program.
Authorizes the waiver of any of the above provisions by the President in time of war or mobilization.
Changes the annual reporting dates of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation to the Secretary of Defense and the Congress concerning operational test and evaluation activities during the preceding year.
Places, until October 1, 1987, a moratorium on the testing by the Secretary of the Space Defense System (anti-satellite weapons).