Accession Number : ADA288799

Title :   Army Aviation: Modernization Strategy Needs to Be Reassessed.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA288799

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Of the $6.2 billion the Army plans to spend on aviation modernization during fiscal years 1995-1999, $4.7 billion, or about 76 percent, will be spent on two helicopter programs-the Comanche and the Longbow Apache. However, significant changes have occurred in the threat environment and in the force structure that could substantially change the number and mix of helicopters the Army needs to buy. The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Armed Services Committee, requested that GAO review how the Army is modernizing its aviation force, in particular its attack and reconnaissance helicopters. GAO's objectives were to determine whether (1) the Army's plan for modernizing its aviation fleet is still valid, (2) there are alternative aircraft systems to the ones the Army plans to acquire, and (3) the Army's funding plans include all of the helicopter systems that it says it needs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *HELICOPTERS, *USER NEEDS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *ARMY AIRCRAFT, *ARMY AVIATION, *ARMY PROCUREMENT, THREATS, AERONAUTICS, ARMY PLANNING, RECONNAISSANCE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE