Nonetheless, the overall commercial tactical airlift
support fleet is not managed as one strategic asset.
Adams is deputy program manager for Configuration and Data Management at Naval Air Systems Command, Tactical Airlift
Program Office (PMA-207).
(37) Ray Bowers, Tactical Airlift
, Office of Air Force History and Museum Programs.
Typically, strategic airlifting involves moving materiel, weapons and personnel over long distances (across or off the continent or theater), whereas a tactical airlift
focuses on deploying resources and material into a specific location with high precision.
The C-17 can transport large payloads across vast ranges without refueling and operate in extremely hot and cold climates, making it the optimum choice for meeting the UAE's strategic and tactical airlift
Military Airlift: Enabling Efficient, Effective and Affordable Airlift Capability The delivery of programme updates on the major strategic and tactical airlift
platform development projects which are currently underway including (amongst others) the A400m, KC-390 and C-27J Spartan will be one of the key topics that will be discussed at the 8th Annual Military Airlift event in September.
Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: "The signing today of the agreement on the A400M project signifies a major step forward for the programme to deliver a world class strategic and tactical airlift
The aircraft can also perform tactical airlift
, medical evacuation and airdrop missions.
current tactical airlift
system with a modular autonomous and/or
His background includes experience in strategic airlift, tactical airlift
and aerial refueling missions.
To solve gaps in tactical airlift
, which hobbled the start of the Chad operation, initiatives are underway though the EU and NATO to help Eastern European members upgrade their fleets of Soviet-era helicopters for use on long-distance missions.
France, which was to receive the first of its 50 A400Ms later this year , is now looking for ways to improve tactical airlift
capability to meet its military needs and preserve hard-won aircrew proficiency.
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assets were more plentiful with a number of C-130s being assigned directly to a regional commander.
Specifically, Europe's smaller airlifters might represent a "tactical airlift
interim solution" before the smaller (than a C-130) C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) is available to the U.S.
Our tactical airlift
fleet consists of over 500 C-130s and a strategic airlift fleet of over 280 C-17s and C-5s.