Aircraft acquisition program (71 - 80 of 126 items)
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Airborne Optical Adjunct and Terminal Imaging Radar
NSIAD-86-153: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's technology validation experiments on the Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) and the Terminal Imaging Radar (TIR) as part of its program to determine the feasibility of developing a defense against nuclear ballistic missiles.GAO found that: (1) the Army Str...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Budgets
NSIAD-86-143BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army's request for the procurement of six aircraft systems in its fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget; and (2) reviewed the Army's justification for its FY 1987 estimates and its use of funds in its previous years' programs.GAO found potential reductions of between $1.5 million and $31 million for the six programs for FY 1987 due to reduced or ov...
Managing and Accounting for Property Furnished to Defense Contractors
126397: Mar 6, 1985
GAO discussed the management of and accounting for property furnished to Department of Defense (DOD) contractors by DOD and the military services. Information suggests that property with an acquisition cost of about $22 billion may be in the hands of contractors: $14 billion is government-furnished material and about $8 billion is government-furnished equipment. The accountability gap may be due t...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...
Concerns About the Air Force Approach to the Dual Role Fighter Comparison
NSIAD-84-49: Published: Jan 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1984.
GAO examined the Air Force's evaluation of the capabilities of the F-15 and F-16 aircraft derivatives to select one of them as the Air Force dual role fighter.GAO found that the Air Force has not completely defined its operational concepts and requirements for the dual role fighter, nor has it compared these aircraft against a set of criteria to determine whether they each meet minimum performance...
Examination Into Certain Contract Costs for the E-2C Aircraft Program
B-163058: Published: Jul 31, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...
The Air Force and Navy Should Have Coordinated and Better Managed Their Hush House Programs
NSIAD-83-27: Published: Jul 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1983.
GAO had expressed concern because the Air Force planned to spend more than $223 million to buy hush houses which suppress noise generated in testing aircraft jet engines without having firmly established its requirements or coordinated its program with the Navy's.GAO has found that few such houses can be justified as being needed to comply with environmental regulations. The Air Force requires noi...
Defense Spending and Its Relationship to the Federal Budget
PLRD-83-80: Published: Jun 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1983.
GAO presented selected Department of Defense (DOD) data for 1962-1983 pertaining to authorized defense spending and appropriations and identified pertinent questions that should be considered in budgetary decisions. GAO analyzed three areas that require considerable resources to evaluate defense needs and spending policies: (1) investment strategies and reasons for the complicated spending proposa...
The B-1 Bomber Program--A New Start
MASAD-83-21: Published: Apr 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1983.
GAO reviewed the B-1B bomber program because of its strategic importance, cost, and compressed development and production schedule. In the review, GAO examined the cost estimates, management plans, and cost performance reports.GAO found that the B-1B program cost estimate still omits known program costs which could obscure congressional visibility of the acquisition. GAO stated that the guidance w...