Aircraft acquisition program (51 - 60 of 335 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Progress of the F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program
NSIAD-99-127: Published: Jun 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F developmental and operational test program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the aircraft is meeting performance requirements; (2) risks associated with proceeding into operational test and evaluation (OPEVAL) with unresolved deficiencies; and (3) potential cost increases and risks associated with approving the Navy's req...
Defense Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs
T-NSIAD-99-113: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 and the Navy's F/A-18E/F engineering and manufacturing (EMD) programs.GAO noted that: (1) the F-22 and F/A-18E/F programs are approaching critical investment decision points, and each faces significant challenges; (2) the F-22 is approaching a decision for undertaking production activities and the E/F is getting ready to enter...
Defense Inventory: Continuing Challenges in Managing Inventories and Avoiding Adverse Operational Effects
T-NSIAD-99-83: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed inventory issues as they related to the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations and readiness, focusing on: (1) the status of DOD's secondary inventory; (2) difficulties one military service continues to have in obtaining repair parts to keep its combat aircraft mission capable; (3) the adequacy of DOD's controls over inventory items in transit;...
Defense Acquisitions: Testing of F-15 and F-16 Radomes
NSIAD-99-43R: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1999.
GAO provided information on the potential for shortfalls in the performance of two radomes, one for the F-15 Eagle and one for the F-16 Falcon, focusing on whether replacement radomes, bought for spares and supplied by vendors other than the original manufacturer, met the Air Force's specifications for the original radomes.GAO noted that: (1) the test data, provided to GAO in October 1998, showed...
Defense Depot Maintenance: Weaknesses in the T406 Engine Logistics Support Decision Methodology
NSIAD-98-221: Published: Sep 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the logistics support of the V-22 aircraft's T406 engine, focusing on: (1) the criteria used in determining that the T406 engine is a commercial item for purposes of exemption from establishing in-house maintenance capabilities for new systems identified by the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C. 2464; (2) the rationale and support...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Should Select Most Cost-Effective Infrared Countermeasure System
NSIAD-98-2: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure system (ATIRCM) and the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system to determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) is justified in acquiring both systems.GAO noted that: (1) DOD may be able to achieve sizable savings by procuring, supporting, and maintaining only one active infrar...
Department of Defense: Financial Audits Highlight Continuing Challenges to Correct Serious Financial Management Problems
T-AIMD/NSIAD-98-158: Published: Apr 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1998.
GAO discussed the status of financial management at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) serious material weaknesses now confronting DOD; (2) the resulting impact on DOD's ability to effectively carry out its programs and operations; and (3) the efforts under way to address these deficiencies.GAO noted that: (1) serious material weaknesses were found in DOD systems and processes relie...
F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program
T-NSIAD-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
GAO discussed the F-22 program, focusing on the extent to which it is meeting planned cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's cost estimate supporting the fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request indicates that the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program can be completed within the adjusted statutory costs; (2) however, the F-22 EMD program has be...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
Public-Private Competitions: Access to Records Is Inhibiting Work on Congressional Mandates
T-NSIAD-98-111: Published: Mar 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
GAO discussed the public-private competitions for workloads at two maintenance depots identified for closure, focusing on: (1) the problems GAO is having in obtaining access to Department of Defense (DOD) information; (2) the recent competition for C-5 aircraft workload and GAO's assessment of it; (3) the adequacy of DOD's support for its determination that competing combined, rather than individu...