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Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
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...
Government Civil Aircraft: Longstanding Management Problems
T-GGD-92-44: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed its reviews of acquisition, management, and uses of government civilian aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) civilian agencies own at least 1,300 aircraft worth $2 billion; (2) agencies use most aircraft to satisfy special mission requirements such as firefighting and law enforcement, but 100 are configured and used for routine passenger transportation; (3) over the past 15 years, it has do...
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...
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...
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...
U.S.-Korea Fighter Coproduction Program
T-NSIAD-90-29: Published: Apr 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
GAO discussed the Korean Fighter Program (KFP), specifically Korea's aerospace industrial goals and plans. GAO found that: (1) Korea's coproduction program was intended to meet Korea's military modernization requirements and play an important role in Korea's aerospace industrial development goals; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) inhibited Korea's negotiating position and took steps to make cer...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...