tactical air transport

tactical air transport

[′tak·tə·kəl ′er ′tranz‚pȯrt]
(aerospace engineering)
The use of air transport in direct support of airborne assaults, carriage of air-transported forces, tactical air supply, evacuation of casualties from forward airdromes, and clandestine operations.
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Overall, the NAO said there would be some "critical gaps" in air-to-air refuelling and tactical air transport until 2017, and a one-third shortfall in the MoD's stated requirement for tactical air transport aircraft after 2022.
"The purchase of transport aircraft is to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces with regard to strategic and tactical air transport and to actively participate in rescue and humanitarian missions worldwide," Major General Obaid Al Katbi, spokesperson for the event, said then.
Major General Obaid Al Katb told Gulf News "The purchase of transport aircraft is to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces with regard to strategic and tactical air transport and to actively participate in rescue and humanitarian missions worldwide."
The spokesman said: "He gave one of the best ever performances on the tactical air transport course."
"The purchase of the C-17 transport aircraft and the C-130J aircraft is to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces with regards to strategic and tactical air transport and to actively participate in rescue and humanitarian missions worldwide," Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, chairman of the military committee of Idex 2009 and official spokesman for the event, told reporters.
"The purchase of C-17 and C-130J transport aircraft is to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces with regard to strategic and tactical air transport and to actively participate in rescue and humanitarian missions worldwide," said Al Ketbi.
"The purchase of transport aircraft C-17 and C-130J aircraft is to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces with regards to strategic and tactical air transport and to actively participate in rescue and humanitarian missions worldwide," said Al Ketbi.
The BAe 146M could also be used by air forces to complement existing fleets of tactical air transports (TacAT) such as C130 Hercules, by taking on a wide variety of non tactical AT roles, thereby prolonging the fatigue life of the TacAT assets.

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