Aircraft acquisition program (71 - 80 of 169 items)
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...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
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...
Operation Desert Storm: Apache Helicopter Was Considered Effective in Combat, but Reliability Problems Persist
NSIAD-92-146: Published: Apr 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how well the Apache Helicopter performed its roles and missions during the Operation Desert Storm air campaign and ground war; and (2) whether previously reported component reliability and logistical support problems adversely affected the Apache's combat effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Desert Storm, Apaches proved their com...
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Estimates of Brilliant Pebbles' Effectiveness Are Based on Many Unproven Assumptions
NSIAD-92-91: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) assessment of the effectiveness of Brilliant Pebbles, a proposed space-based weapon for the Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1991, SDIO had not evaluated through computer simulations Brilliant Pebbles' performance agai...
Defense Industry: Issues Concerning Five Weapon Systems Provided or Developed by McDonnell Douglas Corporation
T-NSIAD-92-1: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
GAO discussed issues concerning weapons systems provided or developed by a defense contractor, focusing on the: (1) A-12 aircraft; (2) C-17 aircraft; (3) T-45 aircraft; (4) Apache aircraft; and (5) Longbow Apache helicopter. GAO noted that: (1) each of the systems experienced significant technical or production problems and often major cost increases; (2) three systems experienced technical or pro...
Deferment Actions Associated With the Navy A-12 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-91-51: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to defer repayment of progress payments to former Navy A-12 contractors pending a settlement, focusing on the impact analysis, data used, and the reasonableness of the deferment decision. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not document its analysis; (2) DOD based its deferment decision on early information indicating that the contractor was in a we...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-NSIAD-91-21: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major defense budget, focusing on budget shortcomings Congress identified related to threat, money, strategy, force structure, and programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that the threat of massive conventional war in Europe had substantially declined, and that well-armed adversaries were the most immediate threat to U.S. interests; (2) the Presid...