Air Force procurement (71 - 80 of 88 items)
Air Defense Training: Contract Cost for Replacing T-33 Aircraft Training Mission
NSIAD-87-153BR: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Air Force's plan to retire obsolete T-33 aircraft; and (2) analyzed the cost-effectiveness of either replacing T-33 aircraft with T-39 aircraft or contracting for the T-33 training mission.GAO noted that the Air Force proposed to contract for the electronic countermeasure training (ECM), which was its primary use for the T-33 aircraft....
Military Airlift: Air Force Analysis Supports Acquisition of C-17 Aircraft
NSIAD-87-97: Published: Mar 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's analysis leading to its decision to develop and produce the C-17 aircraft rather than buy additional C-5 aircraft for its long-range airlift needs, specifically: (1) its airlift requirements and capabilities; (2) the alternatives it considered to alleviate the airlift shortfall; and (3) the criteria and assumptions it used to ev...
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...
Procurement: Spare Parts Initiatives Air Force Implementation
NSIAD-87-28: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its spare parts initiatives, specifically spare parts acquisition at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, including: (1) information on price growth; (2) an evaluation of the adequacy of the price analysis procurement officials perform; (3) an assessment of the personnel...
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...
Aircraft Procurement: Air Force Air Defense Fighter Competition
NSIAD-86-170BR: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's planned competitive acquisition of 270 fighter aircraft for the strategic air defense forces.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force had not identified a requirement for new aircraft until two firms submitted unsolicited proposals offering the F-20 and the F-16(SC) aircraft at substantially lower prices than models the Air Force was...
Military Logistics: Buying Spares Too Early Increases Air Force Costs and Budget Outlays
NSIAD-86-149: Published: Aug 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's practices for purchasing recoverable aircraft spare parts to determine whether it was buying them at the appropriate time.GAO found that: (1) two of the five air logistics centers regularly bought recoverable spares up to 14 months earlier than necessary; (2) the two centers prematurely invested about $374.5 million in spare parts inventories in 1984, increasing their...
Support Aircraft: Analysis of Air Force Decision To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
NSIAD-86-92BR: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to retire the CT-30 aircraft fleet and replace it with a mix of C-12F and C-21A leased aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force used lease-versus-buy comparisons in its economic analysis of the options to replace the CT-39 aircraft and found that it was more economical to lease new aircraft than to continue operations of...
Missile Development: Status of Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile Certification
NSIAD-86-66BR: Published: Feb 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), particularly as it relates to the certification requirements contained in the Defense Authorization Act for 1986.GAO noted that the act requires the Secretary of Defense to certify that: (1) the AMRAAM design is complete; (2) system performance has not been downgraded from th...
Procurement: An Assessment of the Air Force's F-16 Aircraft Multiyear Contract
NSIAD-86-38: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's multiyear contract for F-16 aircraft for fiscal years 1982 to 1985 to assess: (1) potential savings from using a multiyear contract instead of a series of annual contracts; (2) the effect of foreign military sales on multiyear contract prices; (3) the effect of adding aircraft to the fiscal year 1984 budget; and (4) other benefits o...