tactical airlift


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tactical airlift

[′tak·tə·kəl ′er‚lift]
(aerospace engineering)
That airlift which provides the immediate and responsive air movement and delivery of combat troops and supplies directly into objective areas through air landing, extraction, airdrop, or other delivery techniques; and the air logistic support of all theater forces, including those engaged in combat operations, to meet specific theater objectives and requirements.
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The tactical airlift support providers deliver a highly specialized service, which solves a complex problem for DOD forces.
tactical airlift assets, their slow speeds result in convoy personnel
Usually, the only airlift the joint forces commander has control of is through the joint forces air and space component commander (JFACC) and the AOC is tactical airlift using the C-130 force.
Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide the UN with tactical airlift support out of Entebbe, in Uganda, during the next 12 months beginning as early as August 2019.
(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 C-130J Super Hercules is the standard in tactical airlift, providing a unique mix of versatility and performance to complete any mission, anytime, anywhere.
He was also the Deputy Director of Tactical Airlift at TAC Headquarters.
While these assets have provided Canada with a substantial boost in both strategic and tactical airlift capabilities in the long term, much of the increased defence spending was utilized in support of the immediate needs of the combat mission in Afghanistan.
Each year, service members and civilians from all over the world arrive in Little Rock to train with the 314th Airlift Wing, the nation's tactical airlift Center of Excellence.
Exercises like Atlas Drop '11 in Uganda provide low-threat developmental opportunities for air logisticians to rethink tactical airlift and develop effective long-term solutions to the tyranny of time and distance in austere environments.
While the current manned rotor-wing fleet is unable to fulfill many of the previously identified system requirements (e.g., speed), it has more than proven its ability to perform the tactical airlift mission.
Help may be on the way for tactical airlift if the Army-Air Force joint cargo aircraft program survives.
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