Aircraft acquisition program (71 - 80 of 94 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Defense Inventory: Top Management Attention Is Crucial
NSIAD-90-145: Published: Mar 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
GAO summarized its work on continuing problems with the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system.GAO found that DOD: (1) inventories grew 138 percent between 1980 and 1988, increasing from $43 billion to $103 billion; (2) continued to use multiple inventory levels, causing duplications of stock; (3) improved its policies and procedures for identifying inventory inaccuracies, but w...
Computer Acquisition: Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-11: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-90-30: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedules, performance, cost and funding support for 13 defense acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Department of Defense (DOD) developed all 13 programs to satisfy military requirements within budget constraints, there was disagreement within DOD that some programs represented the most cost-effective solutions t...
Overseas Basing: Costs of Relocating the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
NSIAD-89-225: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's planned relocation of a tactical fighter wing from Torrejon, Spain, to Crotone, Italy, focusing on the relocation's cost and the impact of maintaining the wing, rather than deactivating it.GAO found that: (1) regardless of whether it relocated the air wing, the Air Force would spend $32 million to transfer other units from Torrejon...
ADP Acquisition: Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System
IMTEC-89-21FS: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) and provided information on: (1) the Navy's acquisition approach; (2) the program's current status; (3) cost growth and a comparison of current cost estimates and budget estimates; (4) the reasons for cost increases; and (5) the Office of the...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...
Navy Procurement: Option for EA-6B Aircraft Parts Should Be Reexamined
NSIAD-89-88: Published: Jan 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
GAO examined the Navy's procurement of universal exciters, a jamming pod component for its EA-6B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initially ordered 503 universal exciters with an option to procure about 70 additional units at a cost of $471,000 each, totalling about $33 million; (2) planned to exercise the option before it expired on January 31, 1989; and (3) established an inventory objectiv...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...