Naval procurement (61 - 70 of 89 items)
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...
Navy's Budget Requests for Revised Shipboard Allowances Are Overstated
PLRD-82-31: Published: Jan 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1982.
GAO completed a survey of the economy and effectiveness of the Navy's planned revision of its shipboard stockage criteria. The Navy estimated that the revised criteria would result in additional items being stocked that would require increased budget requests of over $200 million. The Navy planned to implement the new criteria in fiscal year 1983. While it has not yet officially adopted the new st...
Navy's Berthing Facilities for Ships Undergoing Overhaul
PLRD-81-41: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Navy's use of berthing facilities for ships undergoing overhaul. Each year the Navy overhauls approximately 65 ships in 50 different locations. Since many of these locations do not have adequate nearby berthing and messing facilities for the crews of the ships being overhauled, the Navy must find housing for the crews. When barracks are not available, the Navy prefers to house cre...
Navy Can Reduce the Cost of Ship Construction If It Enforces Provisions of the Contract Escalation Clause
PLRD-81-57: Published: Aug 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1981.
A review was conducted of the procedures and practices that Navy shipbuilding contractors use to compute material escalation costs on fixed-price incentive contracts which contain the cost index material escalation clause. The objective of the review was to determine if Navy contractors were computing escalation costs as specified in the contract clause.Four of the five contractors reviewed were n...
The Light Airborne Multipurpose System, Lamps MK III, Progress Evident but Some Problems and Questions Remain
C-MASAD-81-4: Published: Feb 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1981.
GAO reviewed the newest antisubmarine helicopter weapon system being developed by the Navy, the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS MK III). It is a computer-integrated ship and helicopter system designed principally for antisubmarine warfare (ASW) with secondary mission capabilities of antiship surveillance and targeting (ASST), search and rescue, medical evacuation, and logistics support....
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
Two Contracts for Nuclear Attack Submarines Modified Under Authority of Public Law 85-804--Status as of December 22, 1979
PSAD-80-68: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
The Defense Appropriation Authorization Act of 1979 requires the Comptroller General to annually report the results of audits and reviews of two contracts for submarines awarded by the Navy to General Dynamics Corporation. The purpose of the audits and reviews is to ensure that funds authorized to provide relief under Public Law 85-804 are used only in connection with the contracts and that the pr...
Operational and Support Costs of the Navy's F/A-18 Can Be Substantially Reduced
LCD-80-65: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Navy is planning to buy 1,366 F/A-18 Aircraft which are being developed to replace the Navy F-4 and A-7 aircraft, the Marine F-4 aircraft, and possibly the Marine A-4 and AV-8A aircraft. In response to broad congressional interest in reducing life cycle costs of major weapon systems, a review was made of the Navy's logistics support planning for the F/A-18 and how substantial reductions in its...
Two Navy Ship Contracts Modified by Public Law 85-804--Status as of July 29, 1979
PSAD-80-39: Published: Apr 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1980.
In compliance with Federal legislation, GA0 reviewed two Navy contracts awarded to Litton Systems, Inc., for landing helicopter assault (LHA) ships and destroyer (DD-963) vessels. The purpose of the review was to insure that funds authorized to provide relief to Litton are used only on these contracts and that the contractor does not realize any total combined profit on the contracts. The LHA and...
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company's Claims Against the Department of the Navy
PSAD-78-137: Published: Oct 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1978.
A firm filed five claims with the Department of the Navy involving interest expense and lost interest income totaling about $77 million. The financing claims would be governed by cost-sharing provisions of contracts, and the contractor estimated that about $29.9 million of the requested financing costs would be reimbursed if the claims were approved. GAO found the interest calculated by the compan...