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Maritime Patrol Aviation

   Dedication, LCDR Ron Vauk, USNR

   A Fresh Look at Maritime Surveillance: Guest Editor's Introduction
   K. T. Plesser

   The Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Transformation
   RADM R. E. Brooks

   Maritime Patrol Aviation: 90 Years of Continuing Innovation
   J. F. Keane and C. A. Easterling

   The Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Design Reference Mission
   T. C. Lilly and B. R. Russell

   Establishing the Analytical Foundation: Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Platform Performance Assessments
   J. M. Guarneri

   Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Mission Area Analysis
   W. M. Kroshl and S. R. Osborne

   Transforming Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance
   S. R. Osborne and B. C. Prindle

   The Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Environment
   R. R. Lutz

   Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Acquisition Planning: Requirements Development and Maturation
   C. L. Evans

   Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Airfield Analyses
   R. L. Miller, F. C. Newman, and B. R. Russell

   Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Survivability in Modern Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Missions
   J. M. Garber and A. C. Williamson


   Publications and Presentations
   Compiled by L. M. Mercer

   Inside Front Cover Editorial Information

   Inside Back Cover Illustration
   Designed by K. R. Moscati


Icon The Cover: Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft performing missions in various environments that illustrate the continuous evolution of the capability of this unique Navy aviation community. (Scene 1) A VP-22 Catalina in the South Pacific in early 1942. (Scene 2) Throughout World War II, many Catalina aircraft operating in the Pacific Theater were painted black and, known as "Black Cats," conducted nighttime attacks on Japanese shipping in the Solomon Island chain. (Scene 3) The Lockheed P-2V Neptune, July 1946, the first aircraft specifically designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare. (Scene 4) The P-5M, the Navy's last flying boat, was decommissioned in 1967, ending 56 years of flying boat service. (Scene 5) Since 1962, the P-3 has been the mainstay of maritime patrol aviation in many navies around the world, performing long-range, "blue water" operations and (Scene 6) operations overland during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Cover design by Kenneth R. Moscati.)

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