Aircraft acquisition program (61 - 70 of 126 items)
Tactical Airlift: Observations Concerning the Air Force's C-27 Proposal
NSIAD-88-124: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's proposed acquisition of C-27 light utility, short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) aircraft for the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and the Military Airlift Command to determine whether the: (1) Air Force adequately justified its need for the aircraft; (2) aircraft's performance capabilities would enhance mission performance; and (...
Air Force Pilots: Developing and Sustaining a Stable, Combat-Ready Force
NSIAD-88-49BR: Published: Dec 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's career-rated management process for its senior officers, particularly its pilots.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has been unable to maintain either a pilot inventory equal to its requirements or a stable, combat-ready force for its major weapon systems; (2) operational units were unable to give new pilots the opportunity to bec...
Defense Budget: Contingency Funds in Three Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-88-17BR: Published: Oct 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the military services' policies on management reserves and other contingency funds and the amount of such funding in three aircraft programs.GAO identified two types of contingency funds the Navy and the Air Force use in their aircraft programs, including: (1) engineering change order funds for anticipated but...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-87-204BR: Published: Sep 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected helicopter procurement line items in the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request to identify any excess funds.GAO found that: (1) there were potential reductions of $66.7 million for FY 1988, $116.6 million for FY 1987, and $31.4 million for FY 1986 in all of the helicopter programs; and (2) the Army believes that Congress should no...
Strategic Forces: Supportability, Maintainability, and Readiness of the B-1B Bomber
NSIAD-87-177BR: Published: Jun 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1987.
GAO assessed the supportability, maintainability, and readiness of the B-1B bomber aircraft, focusing on: (1) spare parts shortages; (2) extension of contractor maintenance support; and (3) numbers of mission-ready crews and aircraft on alert.GAO found that: (1) spare parts shortages have temporarily grounded aircraft; (2) since some spare parts' unreliability caused high demand, the Air Force use...
Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver Programs
T-NSIAD-87-31: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO discussed the Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Programs to determine whether the Air Force and the Navy structured the programs for common-service use and practiced concurrent testing and production on these programs. Congress emphasized the need to avoid duplication in service programs, improve military readiness, and reduce costs by developing systems that could meet interserv...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Productivity: Selected DOD Capital Investment Projects
GGD-87-18FS: Published: Dec 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of the three funding strategies which make up the Department of Defense (DOD) Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI) Program.GAO found that PECI, which is one of a series of productivity initiatives DOD has used to improve operating efficiency, consists of three funding strategies. The Productivity Enhancing Incentive Funds...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...