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Military Aircraft: Observations on the Air Force's Plan to Lease Aerial Refueling Aircraft
GAO-03-1143T: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 2003.
At 543 aircraft, the KC-135 is the mainstay of U.S. aerial refueling capability. Recapitalizing this fleet is crucial to maintaining this capability and, ultimately, maintaining the mobility of U.S. forces. In the fiscal year 2002 defense appropriations act, the Congress authorized the Air Force to lease up to 100 aerial refueling aircraft after the Air Force reported its plans to the Senate and H...
Air Force Aircraft: Preliminary Information on Air Force Tanker Leasing
GAO-02-724R: Published: May 15, 2002. Publicly Released: May 15, 2002.
GAO addressed the Air Force's plan to replace a portion of its KC-135 aerial refueling tanker fleet with leased Boeing 767 aircraft. Although the Air Force has a long term requirement to replace its aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, the urgency of the need in the short term is unclear. The Air Force stated that the leasing arrangement would allow it to acquire new tankers three years earlier than thr...
Defense Inventory: Process for Canceling Inventory Orders Needs Improvement
NSIAD-00-160: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on the: (1) extent to which orders exceeded requirements when the orders were placed; and (2) processes for cancelling orders that exceeded requirements.GAO noted that: (1) for the 490 items reviewed, GAO found no evidence that inventory orders exceeded requirements whe...
Defense Acquisitions: F/A-18E/F Aircraft Does Not Meet All Criteria for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-00-158: Published: May 26, 2000. Publicly Released: May 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F aircraft program, focusing on whether the operational tests: (1) validated the Department of Defense's (DOD) statements that the F/A-18E/F will provide performance capabilities that are superior to existing F/A-18 aircraft; and (2) raised issues that could impact aircraft cost or the upcoming decision on whether the Navy shou...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Plan Needed to Mitigate Risks in Army Logistics Modernization Program
NSIAD-00-19: Published: Oct 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to contract for its Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's plans for implementing its Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program initiative by contracting with the private sector include actions to respond to the congressional notification requirements contained in legislation and the guidance co...
Defense Acquisitions: Evaluation of the Navy's 1999 Naval Surface Fire Support Assessment
NSIAD-99-225: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided an analysis of the Navy's assessment of the short-term and long-term costs associated with alternative methods for executing the naval surface fire support mission, including the alternative of reactivating two battleships.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's assessment was limited to a comparison of two alternatives--reactivation of battleships and it...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Operational Effectiveness of Joint Standoff Weapon
NSIAD-99-137: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Air Force's development of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), focusing on whether the: (1) missile will provide the capabilities originally intended; and (2) cost and operational effectiveness analyses continue to support the program's procurement plans.GAO noted that: (1) the combat capabilities of the JSOW antiarmor and unitary...
Air Force Logistics: C-17 Support Plan Does Not Adequately Address Key Issues
NSIAD-99-147: Published: Jul 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's C-17 logistics support plan, focusing on the: (1) C-17's core logistics capabilities; (2) cost effectiveness of the planned support strategy; and (3) Air Force's implementation of the plan under current law.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force is working to pilot test a new logistics support concept for the C-17 that places increased...
Army Logistics: Status of Proposed Support Plan for Apache Helicopter
NSIAD-99-140: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's proposed logistics support plan, called Prime Vendor Support (PVS), for the Apache Helicopter.GAO noted that: (1) the Apache PVS concept began as an unsolicited contractor proposal whose scope has evolved over time; (2) as would be expected when a new concept of this magnitude is introduced, there are signifi...