A Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Utilization of a Tilt-Rotor Aircraft (MV-22) for Logistical Support to the Military Outpost Along the Venezuelan Jungle Area Bordering Colombia
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Resupply to remote jungle outpostsvillages along the Venezuelan frontier is conducted via river boats along the Arauca and Meta Rivers, which define the border with Colombia. The lack of usable airstriplanding sites in this area, precludes the use of conventional STOL aircraft, while the remote location restricts the use of helicopter due to range limitations. This is aggravated by a harsh rain forest climate that makes visual air navigation difficult. Additionally, frequent guerrilla attacks on boats operating along this lifeline waterway makes its use less than desirable. The thesis examines the feasibility of a tilt-rotor aircraft, to include site preparation, navigationapproach procedures, to provide the necessary logistical link to this region.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies