Growing demands on the helicopter community require a turnaround in the Concept of Operations to acquire the right number and right size of rotary-wing aircraft.
The U.S. Navy has embraced what it terms the "warfare enterprise," with an intense focus on business efficiencies to enhance warfighting effectiveness. In early 2007, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen stated the objective, "to implement an enterprise framework that is about change management and forging a path to an affordable future."1 The CNO's principal goal for the Navy enterprise is to "enable execution of the Navy's strategy by delivering required readiness and capabilities at best value." While this business approach will provide important benefits, the priority must be to ensure that the Navy's strategic, operational, and tactical capabilities meet evolving needs.