DOD IG announces two audits of Navy airborne capabilities

By Justin Katz / April 13, 2020 at 4:10 PM

The Defense Department inspector general's office today announced it would begin auditing the Navy's airborne support for the "survivable nuclear command and control system" as well as the service's maritime patrol aircraft fleet.

The announcements were made in two separate letters from the IG to various DOD agencies.

One document says the IG will determine the "extent that the Navy's airborne support to the survivable nuclear command and control system" is meeting requirements set out by the Joint Staff and U.S. Strategic Command, according to an April 13 memo.

The other document says the watchdog will determine whether the Navy's P-8A Poseidon aircraft fleet meets U.S. European Command's anti-submarine warfare requirements, according to a separate memo also dated April 13.