The Navy has promoted requirements for aircraft capable of operating from ships smaller than the CV class of large aircraft carriers. The subsonic roles within these requirements may be met by a multimission V/STOL aircraft powered by an integrated lift cruise fan propulsion system using advanced turboshaft engines and shafting for power distribution. General system requirements, unique features and characteristics, and special design considerations relating to V/STOL, such as propulsive lift control, engine sizing and engine out ratings, are presented.

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