Accession Number : ADA328241

Title :   Marine Aviation and Operational Maneuver from the Sea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Bell, Billy C.

PDF Url : ADA328241

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The MV-22 Osprey will be the centerpiece of Operational Maneuver From the Sea. It will give the Joint Force Commander the ability to maneuver throughout the battlespace striking directly at operational objectives and exploit critical vulnerabilities. It will enhance the JFC's mobility, speed, and deception. Although MV-22 brings much needed capability, it causes a serious rift in operational capability between the Osprey, Cobras, Hueys, and CH-53E's. This rift presents the JFC with employment problems that must be solved. The Marines are 'necking down' to fewer type aircraft and thus, must continue to modernize and close the capability gap created by the MV-22. To accomplish this the new 4BN/4BW will have to be replaced. The most reasonable idea seems to be a small tiltrotor with similar characteristics and capabilities to the MV-22. Additionally, the Marines must lighten the force and retire the CH-53E. Ultimately the Marines will have a triple punch aviation force of MV-22, MVLA, and JSF that will give much more credibility to the 9-1-1 Force when called and will make Operational Maneuver From the Sea true maneuver and power projection at the operational level.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *MARINE CORPS AVIATION, *TILT ROTOR AIRCRAFT, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, VULNERABILITY, HELICOPTERS, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, SEA BASED, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : V/STOL
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE