Accession Number : ADA266976


Title :   Naval Air Operations: Interservice Cooperation Needs Direction From Top


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266976.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, asked GAO to identiiy and report on issues significantly affecting naval aircraft performance during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Accordingly, GAO focused its efforts on complications introduced by the joint service operating environment and the impact on naval air operations to determine the difficulties and challenges Navy and Marine Corps aviation units encountered integrating their combat skills and equipment capabilities with other services, * the impact these challenges had on Navy and Marine Corps aircraft operations, and * actions being taken in response to lessons learned. The Army and the Air Force also encountered problems operating with other services, as acknowledged in lessons learned from the war. For example, most Army aviation units did not have the appropriate equipment to receive airspace management information from the Air Force, and the Air Force initially lacked air reftieling procedures to meet the operational needs of naval airc% However, given the nature of the congressional request, this report focuses only on the Navy and the Marine Corps.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE