Aircraft acquisition program (61 - 70 of 105 items)
Acquisition of the C-17 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-87-20: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO testified on its evaluation of the Air Force's decision to continue developing and procuring the C-17 aircraft, rather than the C-5 aircraft, to meet its long-range airlift goals. The Air Force analysis concluded that: (1) the C-17 would be operationally superior to the C-5 because of its projected capability to deliver all types of military materiel directly to battle locations; (2) the C-17...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...
Base Realignments: Information on Blytheville AFB, Arkansas
NSIAD-86-19BR: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several issues associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) placement of an Air Force base on an illustrative list of bases which Congress could consider for closure.GAO found that: (1) although the DOD Authorization Act for 1986 no longer requires DOD to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in developing base closure or...
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...
Navy's Projected Cost and Schedule Savings in the Acquisition of Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
125771: Dec 5, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reviews of the Navy's projected cost and schedule savings in the acquisition of nuclear aircraft carriers. In fiscal year (FY) 1983, the Navy requested $6.8 billion to fully fund two nuclear aircraft carriers instead of incrementally funding one in FY 1984 and one in FY 1986. A 1982 report found that the Navy's estimated savings were...
DOD Personnel Retention Policies and Depot Maintenance Activities
123635: Mar 14, 1984
Testimony was given concerning: (1) the status of Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to ensure that, if there is an outbreak of hostilities, essential overseas civilians who support military weapons systems and equipment are retained; and (2) the process of determining what depot maintenance activities will be performed by commercial contractors and the high cost of acquiring these services. DOD...
Air Force and Navy Trainer Aircraft Acquisition Programs
MASAD-83-22: Published: Jul 5, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
GAO reviewed three proposed Navy and Air Force programs to acquire 1,184 trainer aircraft at a cost of about $10.8 billion during the next 20 to 25 years.The Navy has changed its plan to buy 282 T-45 trainer aircraft which can operate from aircraft carriers. To reduce costs in the early program years, it plans to buy a mixed fleet of 305 aircraft, of which 251 would be carrier-capable. GAO found t...
Opportunities To Reduce the Number of Combat Aircraft Purchased for Noncombat Purposes
121525: Jun 2, 1983
GAO discussed opportunities to reduce the number of combat aircraft the Department of Defense (DOD) buys for noncombat purposes. In reiterating previous statements, GAO noted that DOD and the military services have consistently overstated the number of combat aircraft they need for training, maintenance backup, and attrition. DOD acquisition plans indicate that over $11 billion will be spent witho...