Accession Number : ADA317626

Title :   Aircraft Requirements. Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft.

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

PDF Url : ADA317626

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Since 1977, numerous audits by the Department of Defense (DOD) and have reported that the military services overstate the number of backup fighter/attack aircraft needed for training, test and evaluation, and as replacements for combat designated aircraft that are in maintenance or lost through attrition. As of the end of fiscal year 1993, the Air Force and the Navy/Marine Corps operated and maintained 2,954 combat designated fighter/attack aircraft and 1,623 similar, equally capable backup aircraft. The former Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Readiness and the Subcommittee on Military Forces and Personnel were concerned that backup forces were not efficiently managed and that this mismanagement adversely affected funds available for combat designated forces. The Chairmen requested the identification of trends in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the services, actions that DOD and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements, and opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of operating and maintaining combat-designated aircraft.

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *COMBAT READINESS, *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PILOTS, ATTRITION, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, NAVAL BUDGETS, INVENTORY CONTROL, MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, BACKUP SYSTEMS, AUDITING.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE