With the limited number of intertheater aircraft available to support the huge number of global airlift requirements
, this makes sense in most cases.
For the past 57 years, the CRAF has not only proven its capability, but currently is responsible for approximately one-third of the Department of Defense (DOD) wartime airlift requirements
Many organizations articulate versions of airlift requirements
based on subjective guesses about future scenarios.
18) Christian Lowe, "Military Not Able to Meet Airlift Requirement
for War," Defense Week, 18 December 2000, p.
The GAO estimated that DOD is 29 percent short of being able to meet t he established military airlift requirement
and nearly 19 percent short of being able to meet the established air refueling requirement.
Specifically, the amount of spares investment cost and airlift requirement
that could be eliminated by assuming the logistics pipeline could react more quickly than currently possible was calculated.
8226; Satisfying Strategic Airlift Requirements
Short Range--552 medium-sized passenger aircraft that support near offshore airlift requirements
Out of concern over the uncertainty of the Afghanistan drawdown, air carriers asked USTRANSCOM to provide better fidelity of future airlift requirements
In addition to the battlefield advantages, dropping one vehicle per platoon (four per company) would significantly reduce the costs associated with its maintenance and upkeep and would also reduce the airlift requirements
in the case of rapid deployment.
The C-17 meets the unique airlift requirements
of the Kuwait Air Force," said Colonel Abdullah Al Foudari, the deputy commander Kuwait Air Force.
The Strategic Airlift Capability Project noted that these assets will not been able to satisfy CF airlift requirements
and are not expected to meet the required strategic airlift needs in the future.