Naval procurement (41 - 50 of 84 items)
Opportunities To Strengthen Navy Aircraft Engine Research and Technology Program Planning
NSIAD-85-13: Published: Dec 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1984.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Navy's procedures for planning and selecting its aviation propulsion research and technology development projects. Shortly before the review, the Navy undertook or planned a number of initiatives to improve its planning for engine research and technology development projects. These included a long-range propulsion plan, supporting program plans, and analyses of how...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Status of the CG-47 Cruiser and DDG-51 Destroyer Shipbuilding Programs
C-MASAD-83-11: Published: Feb 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of the Navy's CG-47 cruiser and DDG-51 destroyer shipbuilding programs and commented on issues raised in prior GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) operational testing of the CG-47 Aegis combat system was not adequately completed before it was commissioned; (2) the Navy plans to install SPS-49 radar systems on the CG-47 class against cong...
Solicitation for Plugs and Terminals Used in Casualty Power Systems on LHA-1 Vessels for the Navy
B-173699: Published: Nov 16, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Utilization of Navy Long Supply Aviation Assets: Improved Coordination and Supervision Needed
PLRD-82-121: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.
GAO completed a followup review of the Navy's program for using long supply aviation assets in producing aircraft airframes, engines, and targets. In a prior report, GAO identified weaknesses in the operation of this program and recommended specific actions for its improvement.GAO found that the Navy's program for utilizing long supply aviation assets in new production continues to fall short of r...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...
Mission Effectiveness of the AV-8B Harrier II Could Be Improved if Actions Are Taken Now
MASAD-82-19: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the AV-8B Harrier II program to provide Congress with a status report on its development. The AV-8B Harrier II is a light attack aircraft with vertical and short-takeoff and landing capability being developed by the Navy to provide close air support for Marine Corps amphibian forces. The AV-8B is designed to be a substantially improved version of the AV-8A aircraft currently used by t...
The Navy's Landing Craft Air Cushion: Uncertainty Over How It Will Be Used With Amphibious Forces
C-MASAD-82-9: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is an advanced design, high-speed air cushion vehicle being developed by the Navy for use in amphibious operations. GAO conducted a review of the LCAC program to provide Congress with an assessment of the program as it approaches the start of production and to identify important issues which should be considered in progressing to full production.LCAC is being d...
Navy's Budget Requests for Revised Shipboard Allowances Are Overstated
PLRD-82-31: Published: Jan 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1982.
GAO completed a survey of the economy and effectiveness of the Navy's planned revision of its shipboard stockage criteria. The Navy estimated that the revised criteria would result in additional items being stocked that would require increased budget requests of over $200 million. The Navy planned to implement the new criteria in fiscal year 1983. While it has not yet officially adopted the new st...