Military forces (61 - 70 of 88 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...
Increased Standardization Would Reduce Costs of Ground Support Equipment for Military Aircraft
LCD-80-30: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
Military aircraft ground support equipment was reviewed to determine whether more commonality of support equipment was feasible and whether earlier planning during the aircraft design phase could reduce the number and kinds of this equipment entering military inventories. Each new aircraft developed for the military services results in the development of thousands of ground support equipment items...
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...
F-14 Aircraft Program Cost Analysis
B-168664: Published: Feb 15, 1972. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Use of Commercial Air Carriers To Distribute Military Supplies
LCD-78-243: Published: Mar 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1979.
As a result of a congressional action to deregulate domestic air cargo rates, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority suggested that the military would benefit by using scheduled air carriers to distribute supplies. GAO examined the effect of deregulation on the distribution patterns used by the Department of Defense (DOD) and checked on the volume o...
Is the AV-8B Advanced Harrier Aircraft Ready for Full-Scale Development?
PSAD-79-22: Published: Jan 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1979.
In 1979, the Secretary of Defense is planning to authorize full-scale development of the AV-8B Harrier aircraft. A prototype effort was started in 1976 to demonstrate that it will be possible to double the range and payload capability of the aircraft without developing a new engine. Testing has been successful and ahead of schedule. A Marine Corps analysis indicates that the vertical take-off Harr...
The Navy's Multimission Carrier Airwing: Can the Mission Be Accomplished With Fewer Resources?
103996: Nov 16, 1977
By the early 1980's, the Navy will have changed over to a multimission carrier concept for 12 of its 13 authorized aircraft carriers. In the past, aircraft carriers were classified as being either attack carriers or antisubmarine carriers, and each type had its own respective airwing configuration which was specialized to meet the needs of that particular type of carrier.With a general reduction i...
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...
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...
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...