Aircraft acquisition program (81 - 90 of 169 items)
Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
T-NSIAD-91-20: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependence on foreign sources for critical components of its weapons systems. GAO noted that: (1) DOD had limited information and lacked a reliable information system on foreign sources and dependencies, and did not know the overall extent of its foreign sourcing and dependency; (2) DOD had no criteria for determining appropriate levels of foreign de...
Naval Aviation: Status of V-22 Osprey Full-Scale Development
T-NSIAD-91-19: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's development of the V-22 Osprey aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) since October 1990, the Navy made progress in correcting engineering and testing problems, but the project still remained a high production risk; (2) Navy assessments in February and March 1991 indicated continued developmental concerns with such areas as vibration, the flight control system, avioni...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
T-45 Training System: Navy Should Reduce Risks Before Procuring More Aircraft
NSIAD-91-46: Published: Dec 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's acquisition of the T-45 Training System to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance risks and to assess whether an additional production commitment in fiscal year (FY) 1991 was warranted.GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not schedule flight testing until after it made production commitments for 20 percent of the planned procurement; (2) tests, redesigns, and modifications ha...
Naval Aviation: The V-22 Osprey--Progress and Problems
NSIAD-91-45: Published: Oct 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, focusing on the: (1) status of program testing; (2) funding requirements to complete testing and development; and (3) readiness of the V-22 program for production funding in fiscal year (FY) 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's V-22 program was in the full-scale development phase of the acquisition...
Defense Acquisition: Fleet Ballistic Missile Program Offers Lessons for Successful Programs
NSIAD-90-160: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's management of its Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program, focusing on program management features that contributed to the program's success.GAO found that: (1) the five interrelated features that contributed to FBM success were funding and program stability, life-cycle responsibility, continuity of key personnel, program of...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Programs
NSIAD-90-159: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedule, performance, cost, and funding support of selected Department of Defense (DOD) weapon system acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD decided not to fund the Non-Line-of Sight Missile procurement because other programs had higher priority; (2) demonstration and validation of the Light Helicopter (LHX) program began i...
Major Acquisition Programs: Selected Aspects of the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System
NSIAD-90-191: Published: Jun 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System (FAADS) program, focusing on: (1) the Army's requirements for FAADS; (2) the Army's expected use of each component in performing its ground-based air defense mission; (3) the cost and schedule of each component; and (4) the Army's reliance on its current air defense systems.GAO found that: (1) the Army was...
Weapon Systems: Concurrency in the Acquisition Process
T-NSIAD-90-43: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO discussed concurrency in the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of weapons systems. GAO referred to various GAO reports which illustrated that advanced weapons systems production before successful critical testing resulted in systems that did not perform as DOD intended. GAO believes that: (1) DOD can no longer afford to concurrently develop and produce high-cost advanced weapons system...
Circumstances Surrounding the ASPJ Limited Production Decision
T-NSIAD-90-40: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: May 11, 1990.
GAO discussed the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) program, focusing on: (1) how the Department of Defense reported and used ASPJ test results in its low-rate initial production decision; and (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General's (IG) conclusions from its ASPJ program audit. GAO noted that: (1) the purpose of the ASPJ test program is to determine whether the system is capab...