Military forces (121 - 130 of 443 items)
Ship Maintenance: The Navy's Fleet Modernization Program
NSIAD-91-20: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Navy's Fleet Modernization Program (FMP), the Navy's primary vehicle for updating ships' offensive, defensive, and operating systems.GAO found that the Navy: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1987 FMP budget request was $1.6 billion, which included about $958 million for 2,278 modernization projects on 244 ships; (2) did not install about...
Strategic Bombers: Issues Related to the B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-91-11: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO discussed the B-1B bomber, focusing on the lack of: (1) an effective defensive avionics system; (2) a long-term solution to minimize engine blade failures; and (3) an effective anti-icing capability. GAO found that: (1) although the Air Force spent approximately $3.2 billion on the B-1B program, it failed to demonstrate that the system met its reduced specifications; (2) laboratory test result...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
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...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Navy Contracting: Ship Construction Contracts Could Cost Billions Over Initial Target Costs
NSIAD-91-18: Published: Oct 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored cost growth on Navy ship construction contracts.GAO found that: (1) by the beginning of fiscal year 1990, the estimated cost of the Navy's open shipbuilding and conversion fixed-price contracts increased $5.5 billion over the initial target cost; (2) the Navy agreed to pay $1.5 billion for contract change orders, contract adjustments, and claims;...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Burden Sharing: Allied Protection of Ships in the Persian Gulf in 1987 and 1988
NSIAD-90-282BR: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1990.
GAO provided information on the major activities of the United States, its allies, and Persian Gulf states to sustain open navigation in the Persian Gulf between March 1987 and August 1988.GAO found that: (1) several countries have maintained a lengthy presence in the Persian Gulf region; (2) six non-Gulf countries provided direct naval support during the operation by escorting and monitoring flag...
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...
B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions
NSIAD-90-230FS: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contract structure and selected provisions affecting contractor and government risks under the B-2 Bomber low-rate initial production contract.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's prime contractor was responsible for ensuring that B-2 met specifications and for managing major subcontracts; (2) federal legislation required that contracts include...