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The Future of Medium Lift
Marine Corps Gazette - Quantico
Subjects: Military aircraft; Helicopters; Armed forces
Author: Crouch, Matthew R, Capt
Date: Nov 2007
Start Page: 74
Pages: 6
Section: IDEAS & ISSUES (AVIATION)
Abstract (Document Summary)

The long war will continue to be fought, its end not yet upon the horizon, while the unpredictable actions of "near-peer" regional competitors are likely to continue to threaten U.S. security interests.1 The "stepchild of Chechnya" and the "son of DESERT STORM" both remain viable possibilities.2 Though much remains unforeseeable, it is clear that the Marine Corps of tomorrow must remain prepared to fight both third- and fourth-generation warfare.3 It is a given that the individual rifleman will continue to encounter the entire spectrum of warfare on the same street in a single day, but he must also be prepared to flight a "conventional" war, perhaps as a prelude to distributed operations against an unconventional enemy.4 Currently, the Marine Corps is engaged in the process of converting its medium-lift assets from the CH-46E (Phrog) to the MV-22 (Osprey). [...] if the Marine Corps determines a need for the flexibility of zone selection that is provided by a medium-lift helicopter and wants a platform that is easily integrated into current fourth-generation warfare TTP and is better suited for the urban warfare of the shanty towns of the third world littoral, then another medium-lift rotary-wing aircraft must be purchased to bridge the gap.

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