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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
(22.) Strategic Airlift Command, "Boeing's Internship Program Offers Hungarian Engineering Students an Opportunity to Work with the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17As," Strategic Airlift Capability, 8 August 2016, https://www.sacprogram.org/en/Pages/Boeings-Internship-Program-Offers-Hungarian-Engineering-Students-an-Opportunity-to-Work-with-the-SAC-C-17As.aspx.
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.
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