Accession Number:

ADA113563

Title:

Opportunities to Reduce the Cost of Some B-52 Modifications.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

As part of our ongoing review of the overall modernization of the strategic bomber force, we have paid particular attention to the Air Forces plans for modifying the B-52 force. We found that certain costly items may not be needed in view of the missions of the various models of the B-52 force and their expected life in the force. More specifically, the offensive avionics system OAS modification could be scaled back on 67 B-52Gs by deleting unneeded components for a potential savings of 21.6 million using certain components acquired for B-52Ds on other B-52 aircraft could further reduce OAS funding needs by 33.3 million and a 35 million modification to comply with SALT II may not be needed on B-52Hs that have been modified to carry cruise missiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE