Accession Number:

ADA503393

Title:

MV-22 and the CASEVAC Mission

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Marine Corps is currently replacing its aging fleet of CH-46E medium-lift helicopters with the revolutionary MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, which has increased speed, range, and lift capabilities, but it does have a shortcoming. As the MV-22 assumes the role of the CH-46E, it will be required to execute the Marine Corps mission of Casualty Evacuation CASEVAC. The MV-22 Osprey cannot perform the CASEVAC mission successfully because the aircrafts design reduces the effectiveness of the crew chief, lacks defensive weapons or a viable escort platform, limits feasible landing zones, and demonstrates problems with aircraft survivability. The MV-22 provides many great advantages to the assault support community. The CH-46E is getting very old and desperately needs to be replaced. The Osprey will do most of the CH-46Es mission even better than the CH-46E ever did, but it cannot adequately fill the role as the CASEVAC platform for the Marine Corps.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • VSTOL
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE