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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...
Army Aviation: Modernization Strategy Needs to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-95-9: Published: Nov 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Army's plan for modernizing its aviation fleet is still valid; (2) there are alternative aircraft systems to the ones the Army plans to acquire; and (3) the Army's funding plans will meet all of its modernization requirements.GAO found that: (1) the validity of the Army's aviation modernization strategy is questionable; (2) the Arm...
Attack Submarines: Alternatives for a More Affordable SSN Force Structure
NSIAD-95-16: Published: Oct 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's strategy for maintaining its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) force structure; and (2) less costly alternatives for maintaining the SSN force.GAO found that: (1) to maintain its SSN force at the directed size and within affordable budgets, the Navy plans to extend the SSN operational cycle between major maintenance periods, li...
DOD Force Mix Issues: Greater Reliance on Civilians in Support Roles Could Provide Significant Benefits
NSIAD-95-5: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) guidance and decisionmaking processes for determining when and whether to use civilian or military personnel in support positions, focusing on: (1) DOD and the military services' efforts to replace military personnel in support positions; (2) whether the services have adequately planned for the future use of civili...
Force Structure: Cost of Two Additional Army Divisions Could Be Significant
NSIAD-94-238BR: Published: Sep 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional cost of maintaining a 12-division Army force for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1999 as compared with the cost of maintaining the Army's planned 10-division force.GAO found that: (1) the establishment of a 12-division Army force between FY 1995 and 1999 could cost from $1.2 billion to over $4.9 billion; (2) the Army's...
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...
Army Acquisition: Information on the Status and Performance of the Javelin Antitank Weapon
NSIAD-94-122BR: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system, focusing on its: (1) cost and acquisition plan; (2) projected effectiveness in certain countermeasure environments; (3) threat recognition capability; and (4) target recognition training plan.GAO found that: (1) although the Army's acquisition cost for the Javelin is estimated to be $4.2 bil...
Minimizing Friendly Fire: The Army Should Consider Long-Term Solution in Its Procurement Decision on Near-Term Needs
NSIAD-94-19: Published: Oct 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's development of a combat identification program to minimize ground-to-ground and air-to-ground friendly fire incidents, focusing on the Army's Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS).GAO found that: (1) the Army intends to begin near-term BCIS production in July 1995, but it will not decide what the mid- and long-term solutions wi...
Army Force Structure: Current System for Assigning Troops to Europe Has Advantages Over Alternatives
NSIAD-94-42: Published: Nov 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of rotating Army personnel to Europe to replace the forces stationed there, focusing on the relative merits of: (1) adopting the system of rotating personnel without their dependents; (2) introducing a unit rotation system without dependents; (3) rotating units without dependents for short-term training tours; and (4) continuing the...