Aircraft acquisition program (31 - 40 of 113 items)
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Aircraft Procurement Budget
NSIAD-91-65: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions, including amounts that the Navy did not use for their appropriated purposes.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to the Navy's FY 1991 aircraft procurement bud...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-91-17BR: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations for the C-17, B-2, and F-16 aircraft procurement programs and the C/KC-135, B-52, and B-1B aircraft modification programs.GAO found that: (1) C-17 aircraft schedule delays could reduce the Air Force's FY 1991 budget request by about $2.15 billion...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...
Major Acquisition Programs: Selected Aspects of the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System
NSIAD-90-191: Published: Jun 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System (FAADS) program, focusing on: (1) the Army's requirements for FAADS; (2) the Army's expected use of each component in performing its ground-based air defense mission; (3) the cost and schedule of each component; and (4) the Army's reliance on its current air defense systems.GAO found that: (1) the Army was...
U.S. Weapons: The Low-Intensity Threat Is Not Necessarily a Low-Technology Threat
PEMD-90-13: Published: Mar 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of U.S. defense hardware used in recent low-intensity warfare (LIW) missions.GAO found that: (1) U.S. defense hardware demonstrated significant limitations; (2) fully adequate, interoperable joint communications equipment was not available for use; (3) precision-guided munitions demonstrated poor success ratios; (4) unguided munit...
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Multiyear Contract Candidates
NSIAD-89-224BR: Published: Sep 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed eight multiyear contracts in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years 1990 through 1991 biennial budget, focusing on whether they satisfied the legislative criteria for multiyear contract approval.GAO found that: (1) seven of the eight systems did not clearly meet one or more of the legislative criteria; (2) DOD estimated that it would requir...
Military Airlift: C-17 Faces Schedule, Cost, and Performance Challenges
NSIAD-89-195: Published: Aug 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Air Force's progress in meeting the C-17 aircraft program's schedule, cost, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) reduced funding in fiscal years 1986 and 1987 delayed the aircraft's fabrication and assembly by 9 months and its first flight until August 1990; (2) the Air Force may not meet the test flight date because the assembly schedule has a high degree of risk, projected...
Tactical Airlift: Observations Concerning European Distribution System Operations
NSIAD-89-135: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status and operational effectiveness of the Air Force European Distribution System (EDS).GAO found that: (1) EDS was operating from one forward stockage site, and the Air Force was considering activating two additional sites; (2) the Air Force has not quantified the effect of EDS on tactical aircraft readiness, and available data do not show th...
Defense Contracting: Cost, Schedule, and Performance to Develop a Ground Power Generator System
NSIAD-89-163FS: Published: Jul 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided cost, schedule, and contractor performance information on two Air Force contracts for research and development (R&D) of a ground power generator system, focusing on allegations that the Air Force proceeded with production of the system with one of the original contractors even though the R&D results were not satisfactory.GAO found that: (1) the fin...