The Resource KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging : report to congressional committees

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging : report to congressional committees

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KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging : report to congressional committees
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KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging
Title remainder
report to congressional committees
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eng
Summary
Aerial refueling allows U.S. military aircraft to fly farther, stay airborne longer, and transport more weapons, equipment, and supplies. Yet the mainstay of the U.S. tanker forces, the KC-135 Stratotanker, is over 50 years old. It is increasingly costly to support and its age-related problems could potentially ground the fleet. As a result, the Air Force initiated the $51 billion KC-46 program to replace the aerial refueling fleet. The program plans to produce 18 tankers by 2017 and 179 aircraft in total. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 mandated GAO to annually review the KC-46 program through 2017. This report addresses (1) progress made in 2013 toward cost, schedule, and performance goals, (2) development challenges, if any, and steps to address them, and (3) progress made in manufacturing the aircraft. To do this, GAO reviewed key program documents and discussed development and production plans and results with officials from the KC-46 program office, other defense offices, and the prime contractor, Boeing. GAO recommends that the Air Force determine the likelihood and potential effect of delays on total development costs, and develop mitigation plans, as needed, related to potential delays. DOD concurred with the recommendation
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federal national government publication
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non fiction
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  • KC-46 (Tanker aircraft)
  • Airtankers (Military science)
  • United States
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KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging : report to congressional committees
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Publication
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
  • "April 2014."
  • "GAO-14-190."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892912189
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 33 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, program generally on track, but upcoming schedule remains challenging : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
  • "April 2014."
  • "GAO-14-190."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892912189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 33 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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