Weapons systems (11 - 20 of 120 items)
DOD Budget: Substantial Risks in Weapons Modernization Plans
T-NSIAD-99-20: Published: Oct 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1998.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budgetary plans to modernize its forces, focusing on: (1) DOD's experience over the last few years in trying to shift funds from nonmission or infrastructure programs to acquisition programs; (2) the risks in DOD's ability to execute its Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal years 1999 through 2003; and (3) the implications of current procur...
F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program
T-NSIAD-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
GAO discussed the F-22 program, focusing on the extent to which it is meeting planned cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's cost estimate supporting the fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request indicates that the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program can be completed within the adjusted statutory costs; (2) however, the F-22 EMD program has be...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
NSIAD-97-100R: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) inflation rates the Department of Defense (DOD) directed the Air Force to use to estimate the cost of the F-22 advanced tactical fighter program; (2) requirement for two-seat F-22s for training; and (3) plan to buy 70 F-22s during the low-rate initial production phase.GAO noted that: (1) DOD directed the Air Force to assume an inflation rate of about 2.2 percen...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Naval Surface Fire Support: Navy's Near-Term Plan Is Not Based on Sufficient Analysis
NSIAD-95-160: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its surface ships' guns to determine whether the Navy has chosen the most cost-effective system for improving naval surface fire support (NSFS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not sufficiently analyze its needs before deciding on the upgrade of its 5-inch, 54-caliber guns and the development of a 5-inch precision-guided munit...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...