Naval procurement (1 - 10 of 84 items)
Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts
GAO-10-257: Published: Feb 2, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2010.
The Navy plans to spend about $28 billion to buy 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and at least 64 interchangeable mission packages to perform one of three missions--mine countermeasures, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare--in waters close to shore. The Navy has been developing two different LCS seaframes and plans to select one for production in 2010. Due to the small 78-person crew size--40...
Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program
GAO-05-752R: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
The Navy is developing a new destroyer, the DD(X), to serve as a next-generation multimission surface combatant ship. It will provide advanced land attack capability to support forces ashore and contribute to military dominance in shallow coastal water environments. To reduce program risk and demonstrate the ship's 12 technologies, the Navy is building 10 engineering development models that repres...
Navy Aviation Spare Parts Billing Transaction Issues
GAO-01-178R: Published: Jan 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2001.
During its review of the Navy's aviation spare parts billing transactions, GAO compared the prices that customers were billed for to the prices they should have paid according to the parts catalog maintained by the Naval Inventory Control Point-Philadelphia. GAO found thousands of transactions in which the customers' price did not match the catalog price. Also, thousands of additional transactions...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
Ship Self Defense: Program Priorities Are Questionable
NSIAD-97-195R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
As part of GAO's review of the Navy's Ship Self-Defense Program, GAO: (1) reviewed annual Ship Self-Defense and Antiair Warfare Defense program progress reports to Congress; (2) analyzed the Navy's plans for improving ship self-defense capabilities; (3) determined the extent to which scheduled improvements on various ship classes are meeting indicated priorities; and (4) sought information on the...
Navy Aviation: F-14 Modernization Initiatives Should Enhance the Aircraft's Operational Performance
NSIAD-97-233R: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Navy's efforts to modernize the F-14 fleet, focusing on the Navy's modernization initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has upgraded the multirole capabilities of the F-14 by providing it with a precision-strike capability, a digital flight control system, and an enhanced reconnaissance capability; (2) in providing the F-14 with a precision-strike capability, the...
Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships
NSIAD-97-150: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements; (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission; (3) the level of crewing...
Surface Combatants: Navy Faces Challenges Sustaining Its Current Program
NSIAD-97-57: Published: May 21, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's basis for its current and planned surface combatant force; (2) the Navy's plans to sustain the current force size into the next century; and (3) key factors that could affect future force requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Navy are pursuing a surface combatant force size and construction program based largely on budget priorities,...
F/A-18E/F Aircraft Production Decision Should Be Postponed
NSIAD-97-106R: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO suggested that the Department of Defense (DOD) postpone the low-rate initial production decision on the F/A-18E/F, currently scheduled for March 28, 1997, until the Quadrennial Defense Review and a congressionally-mandated study comparing the cost and combat operational effectiveness of the F/A-18E/F with those of the F/A-18C/D aircraft have been completed and fully evaluated.GAO noted that: (...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...