Aircraft acquisition program (71 - 80 of 95 items)
Navy's FFG-7 Class Frigate Shipbuilding Program and Other Ship Program Issues
108301: Jan 3, 1979
The FFG-7 Guided Missile Frigate is to become the backbone of the Navy's sea control fleet. The 1973 estimate for a total program of 50 ships was $3.2 billion. By 1978, however, the cost of a 52-ship FFG-7 program was estimated at $10.1 billion because of additional equipment and increased shipbuilding costs. A stern redesign for helicopter landing is planned for ships not already under contrac...
Close Air Support Test Objectives Should Be Reexamined
PSAD-78-119: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
The joint Army and Air Force operational test on tactical aircraft effectiveness and survivability in close air support and antiarmor operations (TASVAL) will be delayed 1 year, until the Spring of 1979, because of environmental impact constraints, test instrument limitations, and the scarcity of threat simulators. Although the problems causing the delay are expected to be resolved, the current te...
The Sale of Sixty F-15s to Saudi Arabia
105719: May 4, 1978
An analysis of the proposed sale of F-15 aircrafts to Saudi Arabia was based on the 1974 Department of Defense (DOD) survey of Saudi Arabia's defense needs, the March 1978 DOD analysis supporting the F-15 sale, and a study by the Department of State of the military balance and military technology capacities in the Persian Gulf region. The information obtained indicated that: (1) the Saudis do have...
Is Production of the CH-53E Helicopter Warranted?
PSAD-78-27: Published: Mar 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1978.
The CH-53E helicopter is being developed to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with a shipboard compatible helicopter having twice the lift capability of its predecessors. Operationally and technically, the CH-53E has demonstrated the potential to be an effective aircraft. The Navy has restructured the program to overcome problems encountered during development.Costs increased by $113.2 million or...
Can the Army's $2.8 Billion Program To Modernize the CH-47 Helicopter Be Improved?
PSAD-78-18: Published: Feb 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1978.
The Army has begun a program to modernize the CH-47 helicopter fleet to sustain its medium life helicopter capability through the 1990's. Program objectives are to significantly improve the reliability, availability, and maintainability of the aircraft which will result in lower operating and support cost, to increase the lift capability of the aircraft, and to standardize the configuration of the...
Status of the Navy's Vertical Short Takeoff and Landing Aircraft
PSAD-78-61: Published: Feb 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1978.
The Navy is planning and exploring a Vertical Short Takeoff and Landing (VSTOL) aircraft program which could change its approach to providing and using sea-based aircraft in power projection and sea control functions. A transition to an all VSTOL sea-based air fleet is expected from 1991-2000. This could result in smaller deck aircraft carriers and the dispersal of manned tactical aircraft.In the...
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...
Status of the Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System Program
PSAD-77-31: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1977.
The Utility Tactical Transport System Program is a twin-engined helicopter scheduled to replace the Army's current utility helicopter, the UH-1, in air assault, air cavalry, and medical support units.Improved reliability, maintainability, availability, survivability, and performance were primary factors in the justification for this development. A competitive development program has been substanti...