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Pricing Data on the Proposed Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia
ID-81-65: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
GAO reviewed the pricing data associated with the proposed sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to decide whether the U.S. military would be charging Saudi Arabia a full pro rata share of nonrecurring costs.The Department of Defense stated that the estimated value of the sale, $5.8 billion, included: five aircraft worth $1,200 million, spare parts worth $500 million, support e...
Integrated Approach to U.S. Air Defense of Central Europe Should Result in More Effective Mission Accomplishment
C-MASAD-81-18: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
The U.S. Army and the Air Force air defense forces stationed in central Europe share a joint mission and a combined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission to defend the NATO central region airspace against an attack by the Warsaw Pact. In its review of this mission, GAO focused on critical issues needing Department of Defense (DOD) attention to improve the effectiveness of joint mission...
Most Critical Testing Still Lies Ahead for Missiles in Theater Nuclear Modernization
MASAD-81-15: Published: Mar 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1981.
The Department of Defense is developing two missiles, the Army's Pershing II and the Air Force's Ground Launched Cruise Missile, as part of a program to modernize its theater nuclear forces in Europe. The two missiles are to provide the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with the capability to launch land-based theater nuclear missiles from Western Europe that can strike targets within the...
F-16 Integrated Logistics Support: Still Time To Consider Economical Alternatives
LCD-80-89: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The F-16 aircraft is being developed in a cooperative undertaking between the United States and four European North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. The current program provides for coproduction of 1,113 aircraft. An integrated logistics support (ILS) plan was developed to coordinate and control the logistics tasks necessary to support the aircraft, but the plan has had little influence on...
Equitable Cost Sharing Questioned on NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control Program
ID-80-47: Published: Jul 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1980.
A $1.8 billion airborne early warning and control program funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been placed on a cooperative basis wherein the costs will be shared by participating countries. The United States will pay about 42 percent of the acquisition costs and the recurring operations and support costs of the program. The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that when th...
Status of the F-16 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-41: Published: Apr 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1977.
Under a multinational commitment, the United States, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Norway plan to purchase at least 998 F-16 fighter aircraft--650 for the United States and 348 for the European countries. Ultimately the U.S. Air Force plans call for procuring 1,388 aircraft. The European countries will participate in co-producing the first 650 U.S. Air Force F-16's, the 348 European aircr...