Accession Number : ADA297056

Title :   B-1B Bomber: Evaluation of Air Force Report on B-1B Operational Readiness Assessment.

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

PDF Url : ADA297056

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The B-1B fleet has never achieved its objective of having a 75-percent mission capable rate. During the 2-year period preceding the test, the B-1B mission capable rate averaged about 57 percent. According to the Air Force, a primary reason for the low mission capable rate was the level of funding provided to support the B-1B logistics support system. Concerned about the low mission capable rate, a history of B-1B problems, and the Air Force's plans to spend $2.4 billion modifying the B-1B to become a conventional bomber, the Congress directed the Air Force to conduct an ORA. The purpose of the ORA was to determine whether one B-1B wing was capable of achieving and maintaining its planned 75-percent operational readiness rate for a period of 6 months, if provided the full complement of spare parts, maintenance equipment and manpower, and logistic support equipment. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *JET BOMBERS, *MISSIONS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR FORCE, CONGRESS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, COMBAT READINESS, MANPOWER, PLANNING, SPARE PARTS, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE