Defense Acquisition: Acquisition Plans for Training Aircraft Should be Reevaluated.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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The Air Force and the Navy plan to spend 4 billion on a new aircraft, referred to as the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System JPATS, to train entry level pilots how to fly. We reviewed 1 the services calculations of the quantity of JPATS aircraft needed to meet training requirements, 2 the impact of the Department of Defenses DOD procurement schedule on the aircrafts unit price, and 3 service efforts to design the JPATS cockpit to accommodate female pilots.
- Training Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis