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Modernizing the Army's utility helicopter fleet to meet objective force requirements

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Authors
Calhoun, John C.
Brzezinski, Jacek W.
Bentzel, Thomas F.
Stiner, Mark T.
Subjects
UH-60
Black Hawk
Objective Force
Utility Helicopter
Utility Lift
Helicopter
Recapitalization
Acquisition
Requirements
Aerial Sustainment
Vertical Maneuver
EH101
H-92
Super Puma
CH-47
Advisors
Crouch, Thomas
Snider, Keith
Date of Issue
2004-03
Date
March 2004
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
Abstract
The purpose of this MBA Project was to recommend force development solutions, in terms of capabilities, to meet the United States Army's future utility helicopter requirements. The last thorough review of requirements for the utility helicopter fleet of the future was conducted in 2000. This project focuses on changes that have occurred in the Army since then, and the extent to which various alternative courses of action address those changes. The report begins by briefly considering changes in the Army's operational environment. Next the authors consider what the requirements will be for the utility helicopter as the Army transitions from its current posture to the Objective Force. The study then considers possible materiel alternatives to fulfill the Objective Force requirements. These alternatives are to develop a new aircraft, use an aircraft that is already in production, or to improve the UH-60. The authors conclude that it is technically risky but feasible and cost effective to improve the UH-60 so that it can meet minimum future requirements, while a new aircraft acquisition option offers better performance and suitability at incrementally increasing costs.
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Description
MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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NPS Report Number
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Format
xiv, 95 p. : ill. (some col.)
28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Copyright is reserved by the copyright owner.
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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