Military aircraft (21 - 30 of 72 items)
Strategic Airlift: Improvements in C-5 Mission Capability Can Help Meet Airlift Requirements
NSIAD-96-43: Published: Nov 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability and mission capability of C-5 aircraft and the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan for modifying C-5 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD is relying on C-5 aircraft to deliver about half of the wartime cargo carried by military aircraft, but C-5 mission-capable rates have fallen short of the Air Force's goal and those of other aircraft,...
Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft
NSIAD-95-180: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the trend in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the Air Force and Navy, focusing on the: (1) actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements; and (2) opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of...
Government Aircraft: Observations on Travel by Senior Officials
NSIAD-95-168BR: Published: Jun 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the aircraft used to transport senior level military and civilian personnel during a 30-month period ending March 1995, focusing on whether: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational support airlift (OSA) aircraft inventory was excessive to support the current military strategy; (2) the rules governing the use of these aircraft had recently...
Strategic Airlift: Further Efforts Can Be Taken to Extend Aircraft Service Life
NSIAD-94-222: Published: Sep 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategic airlift capabilities, focusing on whether DOD aircraft, such as the C-5 and C-141, are being used effectively to ensure their availability for wartime missions.GAO found that: (1) it is important to find ways to deploy fewer strategic aircraft in peacetime to ensure their availability for wartime; (2) in...
Air Force Bombers: Conventional Capabilities of the B-1B Bomber
T-NSIAD-94-169: Published: May 4, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
GAO discussed the conventional capabilities of the B-1B bomber, focusing on the: (1) B-1B force structure; (2) Conventional Mission Upgrade Program; (3) status of some of the bomber's reported operational problems; and (4) congressionally mandated 6-month operational readiness assessment. GAO noted that: (1) the number of B-1B bombers, as well as B-52 bombers, is being reduced significantly; (2) t...
Military Airlift: Structural Problems Did Not Hamper C-141 Success in Desert Shield/Storm
NSIAD-93-75: Published: Dec 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's C-141 aircraft, focusing on the aircraft's: (1) performance during Operation Desert Storm/Shield; (2) structural problems; and (3) planned service life extension programs.GAO found that: (1) C-141 aircraft were used in more than half of the Air Force's 15,500 missions and carried greater than a quarter of the cargo du...
Intelligence Programs: New RC-135 Aircraft Engines Can Reduce Cost and Improve Performance
NSIAD-92-305: Published: Aug 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's replacement of engines on its RC-135 aircraft, focusing on: (1) the estimated cost; (2) the projected savings in future operations and maintenance; and (3) the operational benefits.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1992, the Air Force estimated that the cost for replacing the RC-135 aircraft's engines would be...
Military Aircraft: Policies on Government Officials' Use of 89th Military Airlift Wing Aircraft
NSIAD-92-133: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the policies governing the use of military aircraft from the Air Force's 89th Military Airlift Wing by executive branch officials and members of Congress, focusing on whether such policies: (1) are consistent and uniform for both branches; (2) adequately prevent abuse; and (3) include sufficient reimbursement provisions and sufficient safeguards to...
Desert Shield/Storm: U.S. Transportation Command's Support of Operation
NSIAD-92-54: Published: Jan 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Transportation Command's effectiveness during Operation Desert Shield, focusing on whether the Command: (1) had adequate transportation plans and preparations; and (2) effectively managed transportation of troops and equipment.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Desert Shield deployment, actual deliveries of troops and supplies lagged beh...
B-2 Bomber: Early Radar Signature Tests
NSIAD-91-188: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) early radar signature and flight-worthiness tests of the B-2 bomber aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the early testing adequately measured the B-12 aircraft radar signature under the limited conditions planned and tested; (2) flight tests for the second B-2 adequately demonstrated some basic flight characteristics be...