Military aircraft (41 - 50 of 78 items)
Women in the Military: Impact of Proposed Legislation to Open More Combat Support Positions and Units to Women
NSIAD-88-197BR: Published: Jul 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed S. 581, a bill which would increase the combat support assignments open to women in the military services, focusing on the: (1) positions and units closed to women because of exclusionary laws and policies; (2) ongoing service reviews of positions and units currently closed to women; and (3) potential impact of the bill on those positions and un...
Aircraft Preservation: Preserving DOD Aircraft Significant to Aviation History
NSIAD-88-170BR: Published: May 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Historic Preservation Act to determine whether: (1) the act was adequate to ensure that the Department of Defense (DOD) took appropriate steps to preserve historically significant aircraft; and (2) DOD took adequate steps to preserve and ensure public access to its historically significant aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the act applie...
Airspace Use: Status of Proposals To Expand Special Use Airspace in North Carolina
RCED-88-133FS: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of airspace set aside for military training, focusing on the proposed additional use of airspace in North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) the Navy proposed using the additional airspace to ensure proper training and flight safety when using its new missile system; (2) the Marine Corps required...
Tactical Airlift: Observations Concerning the Air Force's C-27 Proposal
NSIAD-88-124: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's proposed acquisition of C-27 light utility, short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) aircraft for the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and the Military Airlift Command to determine whether the: (1) Air Force adequately justified its need for the aircraft; (2) aircraft's performance capabilities would enhance mission performance; and (...
Military Airspace: Better Planning Is Needed To Meet Future Requirements
NSIAD-87-93: Published: Mar 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the military's plans for its future airspace requirements to determine whether the plans are adequate.GAO found that: (1) a number of Air Force and Navy units have encountered airspace shortages that have decreased air crew training effectiveness and increased training costs; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) has not provided guidance to the services in their airspace planning to en...
Aircraft Identification: Improved Aircraft Identification Capabilities: A Critical Need
NSIAD-86-181: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
GAO examined whether current capabilities for identifying aircraft allow the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air defense forces to effectively use their weapons under all combat conditions and whether the United States and NATO could take steps to better use existing identification capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the United States and NATO have difficulty in iden...
Role of the C-5 Aircraft During U.S. Operations in Lebanon and Grenada
NSIAD-84-87: Published: Mar 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the use of C-5 and other transport aircraft during military operations in Lebanon and Grenada and addressed various specific questions regarding the use of C-5 aircraft in the operations.GAO found that the Military Airlift Command (MAC) used C-5, C-141, and C-130 transport aircraft in both operations. C-5 aircraft flew 25 missions in support of...
Contract Air Carriers Authorized To Purchase Fuel at Military Rates
B-177422: Published: Nov 14, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Separation of an Engine From a C-5A Aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
B-162578: Published: Nov 22, 1971. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Opportunities To Reduce the Number of Combat Aircraft Purchased for Noncombat Purposes
121525: Jun 2, 1983
GAO discussed opportunities to reduce the number of combat aircraft the Department of Defense (DOD) buys for noncombat purposes. In reiterating previous statements, GAO noted that DOD and the military services have consistently overstated the number of combat aircraft they need for training, maintenance backup, and attrition. DOD acquisition plans indicate that over $11 billion will be spent witho...