Accession Number : ADA130174

Title :   Air Force and Navy Trainer Aircraft Acquisition Programs.

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

PDF Url : ADA130174

Report Date : 05 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : GAO examined the status of one Navy and two Air Force Programs to acquire 1,184 trainer aircraft costing an estimated $10.8 billion over the next decade. GAO found that: The Department of Defense needs to firm up its plans to acquire T-45 aircraft for training Navy pilots. In doing so, the Navy should be directed to consider extending use of its present aircraft. The Air Force's T-46A has experienced some cost growth. Its accelerated engine development and concurrent testing and production are areas of potential concern. The Air Force planned to begin development of the Tanker-Transport-Bomber Training System in fiscal year 1983, but the Congress did not authorize appropriations for the program in that year. The Air Force has applied for fiscal year 1984 approval.

Descriptors :   *Air force procurement, *Naval procurement, *Training aircraft, Planning programming budgeting, Acquisition, Planning, Costs, Aircraft engines, Test and evaluation, Production, Tanker aircraft, Transport aircraft, Bomber aircraft

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Transport Aircraft
      Training Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE