A brief look at the legacy and future of the United States by M. H. Norris

By M. H. Norris

Plane layout 1 (1998) 105—123

In his overview of the Navy’s carrier-based aid airplane, Mr. Norris offers a very good outline
of the genesis of provider aviation standards within the conventional project components of surveillance,
reconnaissance, floor conflict, undersea war, digital conflict, and logistics aid. But
even extra very important, he offers a willing perception into the evolving roles and missions of naval forces
as we input the twenty first Century.

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