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Mission Effectiveness of the AV-8B Harrier II Could Be Improved if Actions Are Taken Now
MASAD-82-19: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the AV-8B Harrier II program to provide Congress with a status report on its development. The AV-8B Harrier II is a light attack aircraft with vertical and short-takeoff and landing capability being developed by the Navy to provide close air support for Marine Corps amphibian forces. The AV-8B is designed to be a substantially improved version of the AV-8A aircraft currently used by t...
Realignment of Aircraft Maintenance Mission
PLRD-82-24: Published: Dec 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to reexamine the justification for the proposed realignment of the Army's aircraft maintenance mission from New Cumberland Army Depot to the Corpus Christi Army Depot in the light of the following developments: (1) the Army's personnel and dollar authorizations are no longer decreasing or projected to decrease, but are projected to increase; (2) the Army prefers to have two helicopte...
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...
Review of Air Force's Next Generation Trainer Aircraft Program: Department of Defense
MASAD-81-2: Published: Feb 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the Air Force's actions during the procurement of a next generation trainer aircraft for the primary phase of its two-phased undergraduate pilot training program. The questions concerned the capability of the Navy's T-34C aircraft to perform the primary phase mission, the life cycle costs of the T-34C compared to alternative aircraft, and the extent to which the Air Force i...
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...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
108611: Feb 9, 1979
The Navy's case study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it to either a Naval shipyard or a private shipyard were analyzed. The Navy considered splitting the work, but felt the advantages in learning curve and work force management clearly pointed to doing all four carriers at one yard over a specified period of time. The Navy's original cost study...
DOD's Use of Commercial Documentation and Procedures for Common Carrier Domestic Freight Transportation
LCD-77-232: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
In 1969, the Comptroller General granted discretionary authority to agency heads to determine whether it was more efficient and economical to procure transportation for particular types of small shipments using commercial forms and procedures. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) use of commercial documentation and procedures to purchase and pay for common carrier domestic freight transportation wa...
The Navy's TRIDENT Fleet: Some Success but Several Major Problems
PSAD-78-31: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The TRIDENT submarine and missile fleet is a sea-based weapons system designed to deter nuclear attack. The Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation was awarded the construction contract for the first submarine in July 1974. The Navy exercised its option for three more submarines; a contract for a fifth submarine, with options for up to two more, was awarded to Electric Boat in J...
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...