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Accession Number ADA601074
Title Face of the ACE: Restructuring the Aviation Combat Element's Rotary and Tilt-Wing Composition.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 41p
Personal Author M. P. Capodanno
Abstract This study serves as an examination of the need to optimize the organic rotary and tilt-wing composition within the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in order to provide the MEU commander the utmost flexibility and support in the accomplishment of any assigned mission. In order to achieve this end, this paper recommends that the ACE deploys (8) MV-22, (4) UH-1Y, (4) AH-1W/Z, and (4) CH-53E in support of MEU operations. Deploying less MV-22 assets creates additional maneuver space on confined amphibious shipping while enabling the ACE to deploy on a single LHD/LHA. The ability to mass aviation assets allows the MEU commander greater flexibility in the utilization of those assets towards mission accomplishment.
Keywords Ace(Aviation combat element)
Ah-1w cobra
Marine corps aircraft
Meu(Marine expeditionary unit)
Mission essential task lists(MELT)
Mv-22 osprey
Rotary wing aircraft
Tilt wing aircraft

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
51C - Aircraft
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. Command and Staff Coll.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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