airlift requirement


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airlift requirement

The total number of passengers and/or weight or volume of cargo required to be carried by air for a specific task.
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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.
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.