Aircraft (31 - 40 of 40 items)
Need To Maximize RPV Use Where Suited To Save Lives and Dollars
115901: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO survey showed that the state-of-the-art was not a major barrier to using remotely piloted vehicles (RPV's) as an alternative to manned aircraft in many situations. Recovery technology was found to be the most significant technical barrier. Non-technical matters, such as airspace safety and Government regulations on RPV operations, were also viewed as moderately severe barriers. The technical...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
F-14 Aircraft Program Cost Analysis
B-168664: Published: Feb 15, 1972. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
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...
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...
Adequacy of Training Facilities at Fort Eustis, Virginia
FPCD-77-37: Published: Feb 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1977.
The following matters concerning aircraft armament training courses at Fort Eustis, Virginia, were examined: the adequacy of the training facilities, whether armament training courses were being conducted, qualifications of the instructors teaching the courses, the cost of moving the courses from Aberdeen Proving Ground, and the charging of instructor salaries.The facilities and support necessary...
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...
Review of Inter-Island Airlift Service in the Far East, World Airways vs. Military Airlift Command
LCD-76-242: Published: Oct 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1976.
Cost comparisons were made on the operation of the inter-island military airlift by World Airways and the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Although World Airways had run the airlift service economically and had exceeded the minimum efficiency requirements of the contract, it was determined that the MAC ran the service more economically and almost as efficiently. Total cost estimate for fiscal year...