Military aircraft (61 - 70 of 78 items)
The Navy's Multimission Carrier Airwing: Can the Mission Be Accomplished With Fewer Resources?
103996: Nov 16, 1977
By the early 1980's, the Navy will have changed over to a multimission carrier concept for 12 of its 13 authorized aircraft carriers. In the past, aircraft carriers were classified as being either attack carriers or antisubmarine carriers, and each type had its own respective airwing configuration which was specialized to meet the needs of that particular type of carrier.With a general reduction i...
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 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Programs
PSAD-77-30: Published: Feb 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1977.
In the next 5 years, about $700 million will be spent on remotely piloted vehicles (RPV), primarily for two Air Force projects--Compass Cope and Multimission--and one Army RPV--Aquila. These are being developed because Department of Defense officials believe RPVs are able to perform high-risk and politically sensitive missions more practically and inexpensively than piloted aircraft. Compass Cope...
Management Action Needed in the Department of Defense To Realize Benefits From a New System of Aircraft Maintenance
LCD-76-443: Published: Nov 10, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1976.
Reliability-centered maintenance, an aircraft maintenance policy that limits routine maintenance in order to reduce costs and increase safety, was evaluated as it applied to the Navy's P-3 program.Application of the new maintenance concept to the Navy's organizational and depot maintenance programs improved maintenance scheduling, reduced unnecessary work tasks, corrected task distribution between...
Retention and Accuracy of Flight Records and Transportation of Non-Government Passengers
LCD-76-212: Published: Jan 9, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Inter-Island Airlift Service in the Far East, World Airways vs. Military Airlift Command
LCD-76-242: Published: Oct 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1976.
Cost comparisons were made on the operation of the inter-island military airlift by World Airways and the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Although World Airways had run the airlift service economically and had exceeded the minimum efficiency requirements of the contract, it was determined that the MAC ran the service more economically and almost as efficiently. Total cost estimate for fiscal year...
Military Flight Training
FPCD-75-145: Published: Apr 11, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the possibility of consolidating military flight training.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and Navy conduct separate undergraduate training programs for fixed-wing pilots and navigators; (2) the Navy trains Marine Corps pilots and navigators; (3) the Army has no undergraduate fixed-wing pilot or navigator training programs; (4) the potential for c...
Problems in Managing the Development of Aircraft Engines
B-179166: Published: May 23, 1974. Publicly Released: May 23, 1974.
No summary is currently available...