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Accession Number ADA600625
Title Bring Back the Broncos for Austere Environments and Austere Budgets.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 33p
Personal Author C. J. Rehwaldt
Abstract In this era of slimming budgets and increasing requirements for irregular warfare capabilities, the Marine Corps should procure a Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance aircraft capable of operating with little support in austere environments, and one that costs the Marine Corps much less than the current fleet of aircraft to purchase and operate. The Marine Corps was faced with a similar problem in the Vietnam War, so it procured the OV-10 Bronco to fill its needs. Though the use of a light turboprop appears to be a step backward in technology, it would really be a large step forward in efficiency and effectiveness in terms of using appropriate technology. An aircraft specifically designed for counterinsurgency would bring great flexibility to the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and would satisfy many of the current shortfalls. The Marine Corps should procure OV-10 Broncos or a suitable equivalent for the Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance role.
Keywords Air tractor at-802u aircraft
Attack aircraft
Austere airfields
Boeing ov-10x bronco aircraft
Close air support
Escort missions
Fixed wing aircraft
Hawker beechcraft at-6b aircraft
Intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
Irregular warfare
Joint strike fighter
Light attack armed reconnaissance aircraft(LAAR)
Marine air-ground task force(MAGTF)
Military budgets
Military history
Mv-22 aircraft
Off-axis guns
Ov-10 broncos
Reconnaissance aircraft
Tactical air support
Turboprop engines

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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