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B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues
NSIAD-97-181: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the B-2 bomber, focusing on the current status of cost and operational issues.GAO noted that: (1) the total cost of the B-2 appears to have stabilized; (2) the Air Force has reported that the total estimated B-2 acquisition costs (development, procurement, and military construction) decreased from $44,946 million in early 1995 to $44,754 million...
Multiple Launch Rocket System: Range Less Than Needed and Sustained Rocket Production Not Ensured
NSIAD-97-196R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Multiple Launch Rocket System's (MLRS) improvements.GAO noted that: (1) although the extended range rocket meets its requirement to provide longer range capability, it will not satisfy the Army's stated needs concerning range; (2) the Army approved limited production of extended range rockets about 1 year ago, but one of the rocket's five critical performance requirements has not...
Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning Resources With the Reduced European Mission
NSIAD-97-158: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's progress in redistributing war reserve equipment that is no longer needed in central Europe, focusing on whether: (1) the Army's plan for redistributing central European war reserve equipment provides for the specific and timely disposition of this equipment; and (2) cost savings would be realized by aligning the storage and maintenance...
Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships
NSIAD-97-150: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements; (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission; (3) the level of crewing...
Army Acquisition: Longbow Hellfire Missile Procurement Quantities Significantly Overstated
NSIAD-97-93: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army's Longbow Hellfire missile program, focusing on whether the: (1) Army had adequately justified the requirement and quantities of the missile; and (2) missile had successfully demonstrated its requirements during the initial operational testing and evaluation.GAO noted that: (1) the Apache Longbow weapon system, which includes the Longbow Hellfire missile, completed initial op...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Force Structure: Potential Exists to Further Reduce Active Air Force Personnel
NSIAD-97-78: Published: Mar 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's personnel reduction efforts, focusing on: (1) how the size and composition of the active Air Force has changed since 1986; (2) whether the Air Force has sufficient numbers of personnel to meet wartime requirements; and (3) whether there is potential to further reduce the active force that could result in a more efficient force.GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (F...
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor
NSIAD-97-50: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the C-17 aircraft was used during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping force deployment to Bosnia, focusing on: (1) how well it performed during the deployment; and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Joint...
Defense Inventory: Spare and Repair Parts Inventory Costs Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-47: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the military services can reduce their spare and repair parts storage and holding costs by consolidating or disposing of inventory that is not needed to meet current operating and war reserve requirements or is requested infrequently.GAO found that: (1) most of the services' inventory items stored at nonmajor locations are in small quantities; (2) over 53 percent of the items were...