Military aircraft (31 - 40 of 72 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
B-2 Bomber: Initial Flight Tests
NSIAD-90-284: Published: Sep 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) test reports and evaluation documents for the B-2 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) testing was adequate for the basic flight capabilities of the B-2 aircraft in the limited conditions planned and tested; (2) Block 1 tests demonstrated the basic flight worthiness of B-2, but was not a rigorous demonstration of i...
Close Air Support: Airborne Controllers in High-Threat Areas May Not Be Needed
NSIAD-90-116: Published: Apr 4, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's present and future need for airborne controllers; (2) effect of increasing air defense threats on the Air Force's ability to perform the airborne controller role; and (3) cost and operational implications of reassigning A-10 aircraft from an attack role to a controller role.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) relied on ground con...
U.S. Military Aircraft Coproduction With Japan
T-NSIAD-89-6: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the U.S. military aircraft coproduction agreement with Japan. GAO found that: (1) the United States entered into aircraft coproduction agreements with Japan primarily for defense and foreign policy reasons, while Japan based its decision on economic and industrial development; (2) although the coproduction agreement has been updated twice, Japan has a license to produce 88 F-15 aircr...
Military Airlift: Operational Support Airlift Program Needs More Controls
NSIAD-88-219: Published: Sep 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) policies and procedures concerning the services' use of military operational support airlift (OSA) aircraft versus commercial aircraft for the transportation of DOD military and civilian personnel, to determine whether the: (1) services followed current policies and procedures; and (2) use of military aircraft was cos...
Aircraft Preservation: Preserving DOD Aircraft Significant to Aviation History
NSIAD-88-170BR: Published: May 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Historic Preservation Act to determine whether: (1) the act was adequate to ensure that the Department of Defense (DOD) took appropriate steps to preserve historically significant aircraft; and (2) DOD took adequate steps to preserve and ensure public access to its historically significant aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the act applie...
Military Airlift: Management Controls Over Charter Airlift Need To Be Strengthened
NSIAD-87-67: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies and procedures for chartering commercial aircraft; (2) oversight procedures for monitoring carrier performance and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations; and (3) the investigation of the accident at Gander, Newfoundland, that resulted in the deaths of 248 U.S. milita...
Aircraft Identification: Improved Aircraft Identification Capabilities: A Critical Need
NSIAD-86-181: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
GAO examined whether current capabilities for identifying aircraft allow the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air defense forces to effectively use their weapons under all combat conditions and whether the United States and NATO could take steps to better use existing identification capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the United States and NATO have difficulty in iden...
Support Aircraft: Analysis of Air Force Decision To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
NSIAD-86-92BR: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to retire the CT-30 aircraft fleet and replace it with a mix of C-12F and C-21A leased aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force used lease-versus-buy comparisons in its economic analysis of the options to replace the CT-39 aircraft and found that it was more economical to lease new aircraft than to continue operations of...
Role of the C-5 Aircraft During U.S. Operations in Lebanon and Grenada
NSIAD-84-87: Published: Mar 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the use of C-5 and other transport aircraft during military operations in Lebanon and Grenada and addressed various specific questions regarding the use of C-5 aircraft in the operations.GAO found that the Military Airlift Command (MAC) used C-5, C-141, and C-130 transport aircraft in both operations. C-5 aircraft flew 25 missions in support of...