Accession Number : ADA113563

Title :   Opportunities to Reduce the Cost of Some B-52 Modifications.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV

PDF Url : ADA113563

Report Date : 09 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : As part of our ongoing review of the overall modernization of the strategic bomber force, we have paid particular attention to the Air Force's plans for modifying the B-52 force. We found that certain costly items may not be needed in view of the missions of the various models of the B-52 force and their expected life in the force. More specifically, the offensive avionics system (OAS) modification could be scaled back on 67 B-52Gs by deleting unneeded components for a potential savings of $21.6 million; using certain components acquired for B-52Ds on other B-52 aircraft could further reduce OAS funding needs by $33.3 million; and a $35 million modification to comply with SALT II may not be needed on B-52Hs that have been modified to carry cruise missiles.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *MODIFICATION KITS, *JET BOMBERS, *BOMBER AIRCRAFT, CONVERSION, CRUISE MISSILES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COST ESTIMATES, SAVINGS, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, AIR FORCE PLANNING

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE