Air Force procurement (41 - 50 of 88 items)
1993 Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Programs
NSIAD-92-319BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's F-22, F-15, and F-16 fighter programs, focusing on: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1993 research, development, test, and evaluation budget requests; and (2) potential prior year rescissions.GAO found that: (1) the combined total for F-22, F-15, F-16 program reductions and rescissions is $49.3 million; (2) potential FY 1993 reductions total $4...
Military Aircraft: C-17 Supplier Management Problems Are Not Related to Budget Reductions
NSIAD-92-207: Published: Aug 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1992.
GAO reviewed the: (1) impact of congressional reductions in the C-17 aircraft's fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget on the prime contractor's subcontractor base; and (2) Air Force's and contractor's actions to correct supplier management problems.GAO found that: (1) reductions in the FY 1991 budget had little discernible effect on the subcontractor base, since only 6 of the 33 major suppliers reported an...
Strategic Missiles: ACM Program, Opportunity for Additional Savings
NSIAD-92-154: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program's acquisition strategy and manufacturing problems.GAO found that: (1) in January 1992, citing the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the reduced nuclear threat, the President announced an end to ACM production; (2) to implement the President's decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued plans to cease procurement of 640 mis...
Air Force Procurement: Current Plans May Provide More Ground-Attack Capability Than Needed
NSIAD-92-137: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement and modernization plans for night-capable aircraft, focusing on its efforts to adjust those plans to reflect changes in the predicted threat and military budget.GAO found that: (1) in 1982, the Air Force established the need for 700 night-capable aircraft to counter the Warsaw Pact threat and planned to purchase the Low-...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
1992 Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-285BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1992 aircraft procurement budget request and its prior-year appropriations for common aircraft support equipment and for aircraft programs and modifications, focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the FY 1992 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior-year appropriations.GAO: (1) identified $352 million in poten...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Subcontract Options
NSIAD-91-295: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the extent to which: (1) a contractor used advance procurement funds provided by the Air Force to acquire components for B-2 aircraft that the Air Force planned to procure in future years; and (2) estimated prices for components being acquired under contract options had increased.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has obligated $341 million of $401...
Air Force Requirements: Requirement Computations for Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-91-201: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of requirement computations for aircraft consumable items managed through the System Support Division of the Air Force stock fund, focusing on whether the Air Force could achieve procurement economies for such items by improving requirement computations.GAO found that: (1) the consumable item requirements computation process improperly...
Strategic Missiles: Uncertainties Persist in the Advanced Cruise Missile Program
NSIAD-91-35: Published: Nov 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force proposed to reduce ACM procurement from 1,461 to 1,000 missiles, due to budgetary constraints, but the Department of Defense (DOD) favored maintaining ACM procurement at 1,461 to provide additional operational flexibility; (2) several force structure issues remained unanswe...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...