Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Air Force Justification for Storing Its Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Prototype Aircraft
PSAD-80-56: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1980.
The Air force has decided to store its four advanced medium short takeoff and landing (STOL) transport prototype aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) prototype program was developed to provide a potential replacement for other military transports and to demonstrate that a tactical airlift aircraft could be built at a reasonable cost to delive...
Naval Aircraft Accidents During Launch and Recovery Operations
LCD-79-432: Published: Sep 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1979.
Over the past 5.5 years, 730 accidents have occurred involving naval airplanes. These accidents have resulted in substantial aircraft damage, aircraft losses, and some crew fatalities. There was reason to believe that some of the crashes were caused by defects in the catapult and arresting-gear equipment.Not all accidents occurred during carrier operations, and only 29 of the accidents were associ...
Pricing of a Noncompetitive, Fixed-Price Incentive Contract for Maintenance and Modification of Three Special Purpose Aircraft
PSAD-78-9: Published: Nov 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1977.
Examination of the pricing of a negotiated, noncompetitive, fixed-price incentive contract awarded to E-Systems, Inc., by the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command indicated that the contract target price was overstated by as much as $1.4 million because contracting personnel did not adequately evaluate the proposal. The contract provided for the maintenance and modificati...
TRESTLE Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator Program Should Be Reevaluated
PSAD-77-159: Published: Nov 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1977.
TRESTLE is a special Department of the Air Force facility now under construction originally designed to simulate threat-level, electromagnetic pulse stresses on large aircraft generated by a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon. Program costs have increased by l30 percent, or $34 million.Because of technical problems, TRESTLE will not meet its original objective of being a threat-level sim...
Issues concerning the Proposed Sale of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to Iran
103402: Sep 19, 1977
The United States may sell seven Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and ground-based radars to Iran. The adequacy of assurances offered by President Carter in response to concerns over Iranian security and personnel capabilities depend on the ability of Congress to obtain factual data from the executive branch and to monitor events in Iran at the appropriate times. A Department o...
The Concorde: Results of a Supersonic Aircraft's Entry into the United States
CED-77-131: Published: Sep 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1977.
The Concorde supersonic aircraft is noisier than any subsonic aircraft presently in commercial service. Currently produced Concordes do not and cannot be modified to meet present noise standards for subsonic aircraft. Permitting the Concorde's introduction into the United States is counter to the thrust of the national noise abatement effort. The Federal Aviation Administration conducted surveys o...
Cost Estimates of the B-1 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-116-121: Published: May 25, 1977. Publicly Released: May 25, 1977.
Two independent cost analyses of the B-1 aircraft program prepared by the Air Force resulted in estimates that showed an appreciable difference from the Systems Program Office (SPO) estimate of $22.8 billion for 244 aircraft.One of the analyses used current and projected cost data from the F-15, F-16, and A-10 programs, while the second was based on historical data from about 20 different aircraft...
Status of the F-18 Naval Strike Fighter Program
PSAD-77-24: Published: Mar 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1977.
The F-18 is a Department of the Navy fighter/attack aircraft being developed by the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, with engines developed by the General Electric Corporation. The F-18 fighter aircraft's primary mission will be fighter escort, and its secondary mission will be fleet air defense. The attack aircraft's mission will be interdiction and close air support. The Navy plans to produce 800...
Status of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Programs
PSAD-77-30: Published: Feb 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1977.
In the next 5 years, about $700 million will be spent on remotely piloted vehicles (RPV), primarily for two Air Force projects--Compass Cope and Multimission--and one Army RPV--Aquila. These are being developed because Department of Defense officials believe RPVs are able to perform high-risk and politically sensitive missions more practically and inexpensively than piloted aircraft. Compass Cope...