Accession Number : ADA114314

Title :   Request to Fully Fund Two Nuclear Aircraft Carriers in Fiscal Year 1983.

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

PDF Url : ADA114314

Report Date : 26 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Navy is seeking $6.8 billion in its fiscal year 1983 budget proposal to fully fund two nuclear aircraft carriers, the CVN-72 and CVN-73. According to the Navy, the carriers are required to replace two of the older carriers--the Coral Sea and the Midway--which are scheduled to be decommissioned after nearly 45 years of service. Thus the two proposed carriers, along with the CVN-71, which was funded in fiscal year 1980 and is currently under construction, will maintain the number of carriers at 15. According to the Navy, fully funding both carriers in fiscal year 1983 will result in a delivery date for each which will be about 2 years earlier than would be possible if they used the single ship annual approach. Also, the Navy believes it can achieve cost avoidance of $754 million, about a 10-percent savings. Navy officials said that the improved delivery schedule is the critical factor. The savings in both time and money are based on comparing the full funding of two carriers in fiscal year 1983 versus full funding one in fiscal year 1984 and one in fiscal year 1986. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval procurement, *Naval budgets, *Planning programming budgeting, *Aircraft carriers, *Nuclear powered ships, Planning, Cost estimates, Delivery, Scheduling, Timeliness, Cost effectiveness, Construction, Contracts, Productivity, Costs, Forecasting

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE