Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 94 items)
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System
NSIAD-96-59: Published: Dec 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Marine Corps' and Army's reported maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer justify the rapid development of a replacement weapon.GAO found that: (1) by themselves, the maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer do not justify accelerating the development of a replacement; (2) although Army and Marine Corps users of the M198 have exp...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Nuclear Carrier Homeporting
NSIAD-95-146R: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible homeporting of three nuclear aircraft carriers at two California naval shipyards. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy plans to concentrate a major portion of its Pacific fleet in San Diego and close the Long Beach Naval Air Station as a homeport; (2) although the Navy plans to have carriers at their homeports at least 50 percen...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
Tactical Aircraft: F-15 Replacement Issues
T-NSIAD-94-176: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned replacement of F-15 aircraft with F-22 tactical fighters. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of air warfare has declined since the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact; (2) Russia is unlikely to deploy any new tactical aircraft in the foreseeable future and no other country is currently developing any aircraft that is superior to the F...
Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force
T-NSIAD-94-171: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Navy's recapitalization program, focusing on: (1) the program's affordability; and (2) alternatives that would reduce Navy costs. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's request to recapitalize its fleet and maintain the defense industrial base may be difficult to justify given its growing affordability problem; (2) the Navy's ability to procure weapons and systems over the next 5 years i...
Tactical Aircraft: F-15 Replacement Is Premature as Currently Planned
NSIAD-94-118: Published: Mar 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F-22 aircraft as the planned replacement for the F-15 aircraft, focusing on the: (1) potential threats that could be encountered in air-to-air combat; (2) capabilities of the F-22 and F-15 weapon systems; and (3) potential of the F-22 to be a multiservice and multimission aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the F-22 was designed to meet the threat of...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Status and Proposed Settlement
T-NSIAD-94-115: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the C-17 program and the proposed settlement agreement with the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) C-17 program procurement costs have significantly increased since the Department of Defense's (DOD) last estimate; (2) Congress may have to invoke a DOD funding restriction unless C-17 aircraft are delivered within 1 month of the contract delivery date; (3) DOD cannot d...