Aircraft acquisition program (51 - 60 of 169 items)
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-3: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Defense Acquisitions issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) justifications for weapon and space system modifications; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) acquisition strategies; (3) DOD and NASA fiscal year (FY) 1997 research, development, test, and evaluation and p...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System
NSIAD-96-59: Published: Dec 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Marine Corps' and Army's reported maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer justify the rapid development of a replacement weapon.GAO found that: (1) by themselves, the maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer do not justify accelerating the development of a replacement; (2) although Army and Marine Corps users of the M198 have exp...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Tactical Aircraft: Concurrency in Development and Production of F-22 Aircraft Should Be Reduced
NSIAD-95-59: Published: Apr 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the concurrency between the development and production phases of the Air Force's F-22 fighter program and the risks associated with that concurrency.GAO found that: (1) the F-22 program has a high degree of concurrency because it will enter production before initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E) is completed; (2) F-22 concurrency pos...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Naval Aviation: F/A-18 E/F Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-94-194: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for acquiring tactical aircraft, focusing on whether Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition regulations permitted classification of the F/A-18E/F program as a major modification rather than a new program.GAO found that: (1) DOD based its decision to classify F/A-18E/F development as a major modification of existing aircraft on a N...
B-2 Bomber: Cost to Complete 20 Aircraft Is Uncertain
NSIAD-94-217: Published: Sep 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on B-2 bomber acquisition costs, focusing on the Air Force's ability to complete the acquisition of 20 aircraft within the cost limitation.GAO found that: (1) although Congress has appropriated $39.6 billion through fiscal year (FY) 1994 for the B-2 acquisition program, significant development, testing, production, and modification ef...