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Navy, Marine Corps Publish 'Naval Aviation Vision, January 2012'

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS120215-10

From Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Aviation Enterprise announced Feb. 15 the latest Naval Aviation Vision book is now available.

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation leaders published the latest edition of the biennial aviation overview, "Naval Aviation Vision, January 2012," presenting a reflection of where naval aviation is today and how it will evolve to meet shifting international responsibilities and national imperatives.

The vision expressed in the book represents the collaborative views of the commander, Naval Air Forces, the deputy commandant for Aviation, the commander, Naval Air Systems Command, the director, Air Warfare Division and the director, Program Integration for Information Dominance.

"Naval Aviation Vision, January 2012" consists of three main sections entitled "Naval Aviation Today," "Naval Aviation Tomorrow," and "Making Our Vision Real." The "Naval Aviation Today" section provides examples of Naval Aviation in action, conducting the full spectrum of operations from combat power to humanitarian assistance. The "Naval Aviation Tomorrow" portion of the book describes various transformation roadmaps that represent naval aviation's recapitalization and modernization plans for aviation-centric ships, manned and unmanned aircraft, systems, and weapons. The "Making Our Vision Real" section includes discussions of the Air-Sea Battle concept, along with science and technology strategies for both the Navy and Marine Corps that highlight the transition from concepts to capabilities-based systems and weaponry employed by Sailors and Marines.

The vision book also presents information on the Naval Aviation Enterprise partnership and its contributions toward readiness. The Naval Aviation Enterprise is a partnership to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost today and in the future.

It is comprised of more than 190,000 Sailors, Marines, civilians and contractors that work together in support of naval aviation. Enterprise efforts provide processes and forums for various naval aviation stakeholders to collaborate, break down barriers, spearhead cost-effective initiatives, and provide leadership with critical data to make superior decisions.

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