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What is the mission of naval aviation?
The shape of Naval Aviation is a dynamic and constantly changing force; aircraft models are introduced and retired however the mission of aviation in a maritime environment remains relatively unchanged. The challenge, both wartime and peacetime, demands change but our response is a constant force that brings stability to regions far from our shores.
What does the core capability 'Forward Presence' address?
Key capability that establishes maritime forces in regions throughout the world. The deployability and expeditionary character of Naval Aviation distinguishes it as the centerpiece of this core capability.
What does the core capability 'Deterrence' address?
Aligned to the national belief that preventing wars is as important as winning wars. Removing conditions for conflict, providing for the protection of forces deployed, and possessing superior military strength all serve to deter aggressors from acting.
What does the core capability 'Sea Control' address?
Protects the ability to operate freely at sea and is an important enabler of joint and interagency operations. Maintaining sea control relies on numerous maritime capabilities such as surveillance, detection, and attack of coastal, surface, and subsurface platforms. These are missions readily executed by Naval Aviation assets in support of this capability.
What does the core capability 'Power Projection' address?
The ability to project from the sea is the essential combat element of the Maritime Strategy. This core capability is uniquely suited to the strengths of Naval Aviation.
What does the core capability 'Maritime Security' address?
The maintenance of security at sea and the mitigation of threats short of war. Combating terrorism, piracy, drug trafficking, and other threats enhances global stability and protects U.S. shorelines.
What does the core capability 'Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief' address?
A human obligation and a foundation of human character. The majority of the world’s population lives within a few hundred miles of the ocean, meaning that access is best achieved by maritime forces.
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What is the mission of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC)?
These units perform rescue, logistics, mine countermeasures, and eventually combat search-and-rescue missions.
What is the mission of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM)?
Tasked with the primary roles of antisubmarine and anti-surface warfare, and secondary roles of logistics and rescue.
What is the mission of Helicopter Training (HT)?
Provides basic and advanced training of student Naval Aviators in rotary wing aircraft.
What is the mission of Tactical Electronic Warfare (VAQ)?
Fixed wing squadrons that tactically exploit, suppresses, degrade and deceive enemy electromagnetic defensive and offensive systems including communication, in support of air strike and fleet operations.
What is the mission of Carrier Airborne Early Warning (VAW)?
Fixed wing carrier based squadrons that provide early warning against weather, missiles, shipping and aircraft.
What is the mission of Fleet Composite (VC)?
Fixed wing utility squadrons providing air services for the fleet such as simulations and target towing.
What is the purpose of Strike Fighter (VFA)?
Fixed wing squadrons employed for both fighter and attack missions.
What is the mission of Patrol (VP)?
Fixed wing land based squadrons that perform anti-submarine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, reconnaissance and mining.
What is the mission of Fleet Air Reconnaissance (VQ)?
Fixed wing squadrons that provide electronic warfare support to include search, interception, recording, and analysis of radiated electromagnetic energy. Selected squadrons serve as elements of the Worldwide Airborne Command Post System and provide communications relay services.
What is the mission of Aircraft Logistics Support (VR)?
Fixed wing squadrons for the transport of personnel and supplies.
What is the mission of Carrier Logistics Support (VRC)?
Fixed wing squadrons that transport personnel and supplies for carrier onboard delivery.
What is the mission of Training (VT).
Fixed wing squadrons that provides basic and advanced training for student naval aviators and flight officers.
What is the mission of Air Test and Evaluation (VX/VXE)?
Fixed wing squadrons that test and evaluate the operational capabilities of new aircraft and equipment in an operational environment. They develop tactic and doctrines for their most effective use.
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