Special Operations ForcesArmy Plans to Buy More MH-47E Helicopters Than Needed Gao ID: NSIAD-90-118 February 14, 1990
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's special operations forces (SOF) aircraft program, focusing on its plans to buy additional SOF helicopters during fiscal years 1990 to 1994.
GAO found that: (1) Congress approved the Army's budget, which included the $532 million for procurement and support for the additional helicopters; (2) the Army inappropriately believed that an additional 34 MH-47E helicopters were needed to implement an agreement between it and the Air Force; and (3) since the Army and Air Force had already contracted for the needed quantities of helicopters, there was no reason to procure the additional helicopters.Recommendations
Our recommendations from this work are listed below with a Contact for more information. Status will change from "In process" to "Open," "Closed - implemented," or "Closed - not implemented" based on our follow up work.Director: Team: Phone: