Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 126 items)
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reduction in Aircraft Procurement Program
NSIAD-91-324BR: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's amended fiscal year (FY) 1992 aircraft procurement budget request and prior appropriations, for the A-12 Avenger, F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet, V-22 Osprey, and A-6 Intruder programs, focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the FY 1992 budget request; and (2) rescissions of prior year appropriations.GAO: (1) identified $893.5 million in u...
Information on the A-12 Default Termination
T-NSIAD-91-15: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) termination of the Navy's A-12 aircraft program. GAO noted that: (1) total A-12 program appropriations totalled approximately $6.7 billion; (2) at termination, DOD had spent approximately $3 billion on the program; (3) the Navy demanded that the contractors return $1.35 billion, which represented Navy progress payments for uncompleted work at the tim...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
DOD Budget: Air Force's Ability to Track F-15 Operating and Support Costs
NSIAD-91-81: Published: Jan 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force initiatives to restructure future budget submissions on a forces and mission basis, as the Secretary of Defense recommended; and (2) Air Force accounting systems for accumulating and tracking operating and support (O&S) costs for the F-15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the Air Force did not initi...
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Aircraft Procurement Budget
NSIAD-91-65: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions, including amounts that the Navy did not use for their appropriated purposes.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to the Navy's FY 1991 aircraft procurement bud...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Helicopter Programs
NSIAD-91-55BR: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justifications for selected aircraft procurements in its $1.6-billion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1991, focusing on the: (1) procurement of five helicopter systems; (2) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) costs for those systems; and (3) Army's execution of FY 1989 and 1990 appropriations.GAO identified $375.4 mil...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-91-17BR: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations for the C-17, B-2, and F-16 aircraft procurement programs and the C/KC-135, B-52, and B-1B aircraft modification programs.GAO found that: (1) C-17 aircraft schedule delays could reduce the Air Force's FY 1991 budget request by about $2.15 billion...
B-2 Bomber: Proposed Revision to Fiscal Year 1991 Budget Request
NSIAD-90-301BR: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Air Force's revised fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for B-2 aircraft with the congressionally approved FY 1990 B-2 procurement plan.GAO found that: (1) after conducting a major aircraft review in April 1990, the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed reducing the B-2 aircraft production quantity from 127 to 70 and the request for procurement...