strategic airlift


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strategic airlift

[strə′tē·jik ′er‚lift]
(aerospace engineering)
The continuous, sustained air movement of units, personnel, and materiel in support of all U.S. Department of Defense agencies between area commands.
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When considering only the traditional strategic airlift for aircraft selection, planners are limited to only two options for the cargo demand on that day: two C-17As or a single C-5M.
What you're really trying to do is use your tactical airlift and your strategic airlift for what they're designed for: unimproved runways, roll on/roll off capability, going into harm's way and all that stuff"
For this reason, ongoing capability collaboration in NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability and its Airborne Early Warning and Control programs emerge as additional models for the kind of programs Smart Defense has sought to encourage.
Because CRAF leverages existing commercial airline capabilities, the DOD focus has always been on strategic airlift.
Achieving strategic airlift capability is a question of funding, military strategy and economic efficiency analysis.
Following the air force's acquisition of a sizeable strategic airlift capability in the form of four C-17 Globemaster aircraft and the navy's proposed purchase of two Joint Support Ships to transport our army's experienced and well-equipped light combat forces, Canada's future military role could easily become that of an international fire brigade.
Developed for the US Air Force from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world.
The Swedes and Germans suggest strategic airlift and deployable support forces could be among the pooled capabilities; military academies, pilot training and maritime surveillance could be areas where nations decide to share tasks and roles; while capabilities such as combat forces, intelligence and fighter planes are likely to remain parts of strictly national forces for many member states.
feasibility of unmanned strategic airlift, this study assesses the use
His background includes experience in strategic airlift, tactical airlift and aerial refueling missions.
As head of the Air Force, I would rather not have to create a micro fleet; and so we're looking at all the possibilities, such as acquiring with a partner, or a lease, or as part of the Strategic Airlift (SALIS) group of countries within North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)].
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