Zuckert considered Strategic airlift
as the intercontinental deployment by air of combat troops to and from theaters of operation and the maintenance of an unbroken strategic logistics airlift pipeline.
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Command, "Boeing's Internship Program Offers Hungarian Engineering Students an Opportunity to Work with the Strategic Airlift
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In order for the 439th AW to stay involved in the strategic airlift
mission during the aircraft modification, older C-5A model aircraft were transferred to Massachusetts from the 433rd AW at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
(4) It also seemingly necessitates the segregation of Air Force mobility aircraft into strategic airlift
for long-haul distances and tactical airlift for the "spoke" routes.
The company is not trying to position the C-40 as a competitor to tactical and strategic airlift
like Lockheed Martin's C-130, said Paul Oliver, Boeing's vice president of Middle East and Africa.
"On the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ruslan's maiden flight we have been informed that NATO has extended the contract on the use of this unique plane for strategic airlift
missions in the interest of countries participating in the SALIS program until December 31, 2014," Antonov's press service said.
Since Afghanistan has no seaport of debarkation and very limited and unsecure overland transportation, most supplies, troops, and equipment come into the country by strategic airlift
Transportation Command and its Air Forces Transportation will be testing its ability to provide a rapid strategic airlift
response to major crises and contingencies," according to DebkaReport.
The majority of DOD's organic strategic airlift
capability lies with AMC's C-17 and C-5 fleets, which, unlike the CRAF fleet, have capacity and capability to deliver outsize cargo.
In this respect, strategic airlift
remains a critical supporting capability that should be achieved, maintained and improved.
The other international customers include the Qatar Emiri Air Force, the UK Royal Air Force, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the 12-member Strategic Airlift
Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.
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.