Air Force procurement (11 - 20 of 88 items)
Tactical Aircraft: Continuing Difficulty Keeping F-22 Production Costs Within the Congressional Limitation
GAO-01-782: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force F-22 Raptor, an air superiority aircraft with an air-to-ground attack capability is set for completion in September 2003. However, contracts to begin 10 low-rate initial production aircraft for fiscal year 2001 have been delayed until after completion of the President's review of Department of Defense (DOD) programs. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft through 2013...
Tactical Aircraft: Impact of F-22 Production Cost Reduction Plans on Cost Estimates
GAO-01-636T: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force started developing the F-22 aircraft in 1991, and plans to complete development in September 2003. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft at a cost now capped at $37.6 billion. The law does not specify the total number of aircraft to be procured. This testimony discusses (1) potential cost reduction plans, (2) production cost estimates by the Air Force and the Office...
Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs
T-NSIAD-00-200: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Program and its impact on production cost reduction plans, focusing on the: (1) status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and identifying Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) comparison of 1999 cost estimates developed by the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary o...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Operational Effectiveness of Joint Standoff Weapon
NSIAD-99-137: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Air Force's development of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), focusing on whether the: (1) missile will provide the capabilities originally intended; and (2) cost and operational effectiveness analyses continue to support the program's procurement plans.GAO noted that: (1) the combat capabilities of the JSOW antiarmor and unitary...
Air Force Logistics: C-17 Support Plan Does Not Adequately Address Key Issues
NSIAD-99-147: Published: Jul 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's C-17 logistics support plan, focusing on the: (1) C-17's core logistics capabilities; (2) cost effectiveness of the planned support strategy; and (3) Air Force's implementation of the plan under current law.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force is working to pilot test a new logistics support concept for the C-17 that places increased...
Public-Private Competitions: Reasonable Processes Used for San Antonio Engine Depot Maintenance Award
NSIAD-99-155: Published: May 27, 1999. Publicly Released: May 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's selection of a source of repair for depot maintenance work at the closing San Antonio Air Logistics Center, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force's procedures for conducting the San Antonio competition provided a substantially equal opportunity for the public and private offerors to compete for the work without regard to performa...
Defense Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs
T-NSIAD-99-113: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 and the Navy's F/A-18E/F engineering and manufacturing (EMD) programs.GAO noted that: (1) the F-22 and F/A-18E/F programs are approaching critical investment decision points, and each faces significant challenges; (2) the F-22 is approaching a decision for undertaking production activities and the E/F is getting ready to enter...