Accession Number : ADA318052

Title :   Strategic Bomber: Issues Relating to the B-1B's Availability and Ability to Perform Conventional Missions.

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

PDF Url : ADA318052

Report Date : 10 JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : We have reviewed several issues concerning the B-1B bomber as its operational orientation shifts from nuclear to conventional missions. Our review focused on (1) the operational status of the B-1B fleet and (2) the impact of engine problems and structural cracks found on the aircraft on the availability of B-1Bs. We briefed your office on the results of our work on September 23, 1993. Following the briefing, in a letter to you dated October 4,1993, we provided our briefing charts and a brief discussion of the results of our review. As agreed with your office, this report expands and updates the information we presented at the briefing and in the subsequent letter.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *JET BOMBERS, IMPACT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, CRACKS, JET ENGINES, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, SHIFTING, MISSIONS, STRATEGIC BOMBING.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE