Opportunities to Reduce the Cost of Some B-52 Modifications.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV
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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.
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