Aircraft acquisition program (51 - 60 of 94 items)
1994 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-93-293BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for its research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for certain FY 1994 RDT&E programs.G...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
B-2 Bomber: Acquisition Cost Estimates
NSIAD-93-48BR: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated cost estimates and the status of funding for the Air Force's B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in B-2 acquisition cost estimates for different quantities of aircraft.GAO found that: (1) estimated costs for B-2 acquisition were difficult to determine due to development schedule delays, procurement schedule delays, funding restrictions, and in...
1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-335BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1993 aircraft procurement budget request and the status of its aircraft acquisition programs, focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the 1993 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior year appropriations.GAO found that: (1) the Navy could potentially reduce its FY 1993 aircraft procurement budget request by $399.8 million; (2) Congress could reduce fun...
Weapons Acquisition: Implementation of the 1991 DOD Full Funding Policy
NSIAD-92-238: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of a full funding policy for programs reviewed by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), focusing on all major DAB decisions under the policy to: (1) determine the policy's impact and effectiveness; (2) identify programs' shortfalls and how they were estimated; and (3) ascertain if shortfall offsets we...
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...
Comanche Helicopter: Program Needs Reassessment Due to Increased Unit Cost and Other Factors
NSIAD-92-204: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: May 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's development of the RAH-66 Comanche helicopter.GAO found that: (1) the Comanche's advanced capabilities, such as its avionics and targeting systems, improved engines, and lower detectability, are expected to improve the Army's ability to operate on future battlefields; (2) the distinction between the roles of the Comanche and the AH-64 Ap...
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...