Weapons systems (61 - 70 of 125 items)
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...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Fiscal Year 1993 Air Force Procurement Budget
NSIAD-92-331BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's aircraft procurement budget request for selected weapon systems for fiscal year 1993 and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions.GAO found: (1) $541.5 million in potential budget reductions and rescissions for congressional consideration; (2) that, since the Air Force has redu...
1993 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Army and Navy Missile Programs
NSIAD-92-342BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Department's budget requests for 13 missile systems, focusing on: (1) current budget requests; and (2) possible rescissions to selected segments of prior year appropriations, including the 1991 Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm supplemental appropriation.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to 5 of...
1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-317BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescission.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's FY 1993 budget request could potentially be reduced by $55.3 million; (2) $327.5 million could potentially be rescinded from appropriated fun...
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...
Javelin Antitank Weapon: Quantity and Identification Capability Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-92-330: Published: Sep 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system program, focusing on the: (1) causes for cost increases and schedule delays and the likelihood of further increases and delays; (2) the Army's reassessment of the number of Javelins it needs, based on current threat assessments; and (3) Javelin's improved capability for distinguishing friend from foe.GAO fo...
Navy Torpedo Program: MK-48 ADCAP Propulsion System Upgrade Not Needed
NSIAD-92-191: Published: Sep 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's MK-48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) torpedo propulsion system upgrade program, focusing on whether the: (1) Navy needs an upgraded propulsion system; (2) upgrade would meet Navy noise reduction requirements; and (3) Navy is conducting research in alternative noise reduction technology.GAO found that: (1) the current system would meet the Navy's requirements for the SSN-21 Sea...
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...
Strategic Missiles: ACM Program, Opportunity for Additional Savings
NSIAD-92-154: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program's acquisition strategy and manufacturing problems.GAO found that: (1) in January 1992, citing the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the reduced nuclear threat, the President announced an end to ACM production; (2) to implement the President's decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued plans to cease procurement of 640 mis...
Army Maintenance: Savings Possible by Stopping Unnecessary Depot Repairs
NSIAD-92-176: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army Materiel Command's procedures for performing certain depot-level repairs, focusing on whether depots perform unnecessary repairs on weapons systems, tactical vehicles, or their major components.GAO found that: (1) the Red River Army Depot performed unnecessary repairs when depot personnel overhauled all 6V53 engines in the secondary item program without first performing pre-s...