Aircraft acquisition program (81 - 90 of 126 items)
Followup of the Navy's Estimated Cost Avoidance/Earlier Delivery for Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers
PLRD-83-54: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the Nimitz class aircraft carriers to determine whether events that have occurred since a previous GAO report influenced the projected earlier delivery and cost avoidance estimated by the Navy for the CVN-71, 72, and 73 aircraft carriers.GAO found that: (1) key events identified last year as being critical to the achievement of the CVN-72 and 73 earlier delivery and cost av...
GAO Staff Views on the President's FY 1984 Budget Proposals
OPP-83-1: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
GAO provided its views on the President's fiscal year 1984 budget proposals.GAO based its analyses on its own work completed or work in progress which is related to program descriptions provided by the President in part 5 of the budget entitled "Meeting National Needs: The Federal Program by Function." Specific areas of discussion include: national defense, international affairs, energy, natural r...
Army Helicopter Improvement Program's Future May Depend on Success in Controlling Cost
MASAD-83-2: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Army Helicopter Improvement Program (AHIP) to assist Congress in its review of the fiscal year 1984 budget.If successfully developed, the AHIP will provide a capability to overcome major deficiencies in existing scout helicopters. However, the program's cost growth has been dramatic: its cost has more than doubled in less than 3 years. The program is still in an early stage of dev...
Evaluation of MAVERICK Missile System Unit Cost Report Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-83-7: Published: Dec 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine unit cost reports submitted by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to P.L. 97-86. Accordingly, the most recent report on the Air Force AGM-65D imaging infrared Maverick missile program was reviewed.GAO found that the unit cost report in question appeared complete from the standpoint of including all costs comprising the program cost estimate. However, the description of cost...
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
Lack of Full Disclosure of EF-111A Program Cost
PSAD-80-16: Published: Dec 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
The Air Force is converting 42 F-111A aircraft into EF-111A tactical jamming systems, requiring the purchase of one modification kit for each aircraft. The Air Force planned to buy these kits over a 4-year period, starting with a contract for six kits in fiscal year (FY) 1979. Based on its budget request to buy one kit during FY 1980, the Air Force estimated a total program cost of $990.4 million...
Possible Competitive Advantage Conferred on the Wyman-Gordon Company and the Aluminum Company of America
B-140389: Published: Jul 3, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
Cost Estimates for B-1B Aircraft Program
119026: Jul 22, 1982
The cost estimate for the B-1B aircraft program was reviewed by independent teams from the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD). The results of these independent estimates were available to DOD before a November 4, 1981, directive concerning the management of the B-1B program was issued. Despite the controversy surrounding the estimated cost of the B-1B program, GAO believes that the Air...
Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-36: Published: May 10, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed 19 unit cost reports submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine the completeness, currentness, and accuracy of the data presented. GAO also inquired into problems which precluded the accurate and timely reporting of the data and suggested possible improvements.Overall, DOD has made a reasonably successful effort to comply with the requirements of Public Law...