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GAO: Operating costs on the rise for high-profile Navy, Air Force aircraft programs

Justin Katz   | September 12, 2018
A government watchdog has found the operating costs of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet programs increased from fiscal year 2011 to FY-16, according to a new report. The Sept. 10 Government Accountability Office report found also expanded operating costs for the Air Force's B-52 bomber and E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar. GAO audited the operating cost trends for seven Navy and five Air Force aircraft programs. The audited Navy programs included E-2D, EA-18G, F/A-18E/F,...

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