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Synonyms for airlift

transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means


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He's the superintendent of wing administration for the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), which is part of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program--a multinational mission in Hungary that is the first non-NATO unit of its kind--that uses C-17 Globemaster IIIs to take cargo and equipment in support of military efforts throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Table 1 compares AMC's strategic airlift fleet with its newest tactical airlifter.
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.
8 ( ANI ): Emphasizing that the induction of the C-130J Special Ops aircraft and Mi-17V5 helicopter fleet has added significant value to the strategic airlift capability of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal N.
Away from the MRCA requirement, Croatia has shown an interest in joining NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability Programme.
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 (KUNA) -- Indian Air Force on Monday officially inducted the 80 tonne C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft into its services to boost its strategic airlift capabilities.
Some of these cases are explored below: the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) Deployable Air Task Force (DATF), the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (NAEW&C) program, and NATO Special Operations Forces.
Buchanan reflected on Nixon's foreign policy accomplishments: ending the Vietnam War with honor and bringing home American POWs; negotiating and signing the first substantive nuclear arms control agreements with the Soviet Union (SALT I and the ABM Treaty); the opening to China; and the strategic airlift to Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
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.
A total of 31 C-17s have been delivered to Australia, Canada, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.
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.
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