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  Strategic airlift:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The most famous example is the Berlin airlift of 1948-1951 which was an American, French and British mission intended to thwart the blockading of the city of Berlin by the Soviet Union.
Strategic airlift is the use of cargo aircraft to transport materiel, weaponry, or personnel over long distances.
Tactical airlift is a military term for the airborne transportation of supplies and equipment within a theatre of operations (in contrast to strategic airlift).
www.winelib.com /wiki/Strategic_airlift   (733 words)

 Jansport Airlift
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III The United States has by far the greatest strategic airlift capacity of any nation in the world, and this is one of the main pillars of its global military superiority.
The Airlift Device is a decoration of the United States military which is presented as an attachment to both the Army of Occupation Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal.
Those qualifying for the Airlift Device may also be entitled to the Medal for Humane Action, depending on the total days of duty performed in support of the Berlin Airlift.
www.breadlike.com /pages7/44/jansport-airlift.html   (786 words)

 MATS, MAC and AMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Though the airlift itself was conducted by troop carrier squadrons flying C-54s that were sent to Europe from the United States and elsewhere, the troop carrier squadrons were supplemented by MATS aircraft and crews who were sent TDY to Germany for airlift duty.
Airlift into Korea was the responsibility of 315th Air Division, a Far East Air Forces unit that had previously been called the Combat Cargo Command.
Still, the distinction between the strategic and tactical airlift roles remained as TAC retained it's C-130 equipped troop carrier squadrons as well as the special operations units which flew airplanes such as the C-123, C-46 and C-47.
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 Strategic lift capacity for Canada
While the capacity of strategic airlifters is generally dictated by the maximum weight that a particular aircraft can carry, the carrying capacity of these ships is determined by the size of their cargo holds.
The one drawback of strategic sealift vessels is that they require weeks to deliver their payload to the area of operations, as opposed to the days or even hours required by strategic airlifters.
The lack of strategic sealift capacity among NATO members was highlighted during the Prague Summit in 2002, resulting in the creation of a group of NATO states committed to collectively enhancing the alliance's strategic sealift capacity.
www.ploughshares.ca /libraries/monitor/monj05g.htm   (2211 words)

 Squardrons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The 105th Airlift Wing is dedicated to initiating and sustaining enduring partnerships, which en-hance the quality of life and future potential of the people of our nation, state and communities.
The 137th AIrlift Squadron is the only Air National Guard unit in the Air Force flying C-5A aircraft.The unit provides global strategic airlift of passengers and cargo on Air Mobility Command and National Guard Bureau directed training, contingency, exercise and humanitarian relief operations in support of Department of Defense agencies.
Strategic airlift missions are planned, designed and coordinated for a flying program in excess of 3500 hours annually.
www-105aw.ang.af.mil /squadrons.htm   (674 words)

 DND/CF : News Release : "Canada First" Defence Procurement - New Strategic & Tactical Airlift Fleets
This investment addresses the need to revitalize the Canadian Forces’ airlift capabilities and is the most significant military investment in over a decade.
The estimated total project cost for this strategic lift aircraft acquisition is $1.8 billion, plus an estimated contract value of $1.6 billion for 20 years of in-service support - a contract that will be dependant on the outcome of the ACAN process.
The estimated total project cost for the tactical airlift component is $3.2 billion, plus an estimated contract value of $1.7 billion for 20 years of in-service support to be carried out by Canadian industry.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=1971   (588 words)

 European strategic lift capabilities - reply to the annual report of the Council
Strategic military transport aircraft are characterised by their great capacity for loading vehicles by means of an axial ramp, the great distance they can travel and their airlift capability in a large versatile cargo compartment.
Europe's strategic airlift capacity is currently inadequate and ageing, largely due to the age and the low capacity of the German and French C160/Transall fleets.
As referred to at the beginning of this report, the European Union study on strategic transport requirements was conducted in the case of a scenario of "separation of the parties by force", for a force of 60 000 troops in a theatre of operations 4 000 km from Brussels.
www.assembly-weu.org /en/documents/sessions_ordinaires/rpt/2001/1757.html   (6657 words)

 Strategic Airlift: A Cargo Capability Shortfall
Over half of today’s strategic airlift capability is represented by a turbine-powered force of C-5s and C-141s that numbers just over 300, together with about 290 of the smaller C-130 tactical airlifters, some of which could be used in the initial stages of a crisis deployment before converting to their theater airlift role.
The other—and equally essential—part of our national emergency airlift capability is provided through a contractual arrangement with twenty civil air carriers to provide both peacetime and greatly increased emergency airlift services for DOD personnel and materiel.
This approach to the problem, which demands a significant increase in strategic cargo airlift capabilities, is the most realistic and the most economical course to follow, and its benefits are many.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1975/nov-dec/carlton.html   (2573 words)

 Forum Europe - News Detail
The SALIS plan evolved from the signing of a letter of intent to develop a multinational consortium to arrange for strategic airlift by NATO defence ministers in June 2003.
Strategic airlift is a key capability enabling the rapid deployment of troops and equipment to where they are needed.
Moreover, a memorandum of understanding on strategic airlift between NATO and Ukraine is pending ratification with the Ukrainian parliament.
www.forum-europe.com /news_detail.asp?ID=821   (516 words)

 Closing the Military Airlift Gap
This strategic airlift gap is one of the American arsenal's most serious weaknesses.
STRATEGIC AIRLIFT AND U.S. MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS Strategic airlift is used primarily for the rapid deployment of forces, military equipment, and supplies to combat zones in the early stages of wars.
The principal aircraft in the Air Force's airlift fleet are its 70 C-5 t'GalaxyI1 and 234 C-141 llStarlifter" strategic airlifters, 16 KC-10 dual-capable cargo/tanker aircraft, and 512 C-130 INHercules1 tactical airlifters.
www.heritage.org /Research/NationalSecurity/bg482.cfm   (2224 words)

 Travis Air Museum
Strategic airlift (intertheater) is sustained air transportation between operational areas, or between the continental United States and overseas areas.
Tactical airlift (intratheater) is deployment, airborne assault, air evacuation, and air supply within an operational area.
Although strategic airlift is not new, it came of age with the development of two types of giant air transports: the C-141 “Starlifter”; and the C-5 “Galaxy.”;
www.travisairmuseum.org /html/modern_flight.html   (1307 words)

 STRATEGIC AIRLIFT:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Both tactical and strategic airlift played a vital role in supporting and sustaining the military efforts of the United Nations throughout the Korean conflict, although their accomplishments received scant recognition in the official histories.
Strategic airlift capability, it warned, was "seriously inadequate," and commercial airlines were not the answer.
Historically, airlift has not had a high priority during financially hard times––a fact that leads to the inevitable conclusion that the C-17 program, at a cost of $37.5 billion, will be one of the first "sacred cows" to feel the budgetary axe.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1986/sep-oct/leary.html   (3481 words)

 NATO Topics - Strategic airlift
The other is the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS), under which a multinational consortium of 16 countries, led by Germany, is chartering Antonov An-124-100 transport aircraft.
The C-17 is a large strategic transport aircraft capable of carrying 77,000 kilograms of cargo over 2,400 nautical miles (4,450 kilometers) and able to operate in difficult environments.
Because of the urgent operational need for strategic airlift, the countries intend to conclude contract negotiations by March 2007, and have the goal of receiving the first C-17 in mid-2007.
www.nato.int /issues/strategic-lift-air-sac/index.html   (424 words)

 airlift - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Berlin airlift, first air evacuation of civilians, strategic airlift
Berlin Airlift, 11-month operation in 1948 and 1949 in which cargo planes delivered goods to the Soviet-blockaded city of West Berlin.
The Air Force has a large fleet of planes for strategic airlift (carrying troops, equipment, and supplies thousands of kilometers without landing or...
encarta.msn.com /airlift.html   (114 words)

 A Clamor for Airlift--December 2000
It is no secret, though, that the USAF strategic airlift fleet is inadequate to the stated national strategy of being able to win two widely separated Major Theater Wars fought in close succession.
Airlift is the key "enabler" of Air Force and Army operations as envisioned under their new deployment philosophies.
Given its critical role, airlift's status--how much there is, who pays for it, and who has priority to use it--will likely be one of the flash points of the military debate in the coming months.
www.afa.org /magazine/Dec2000/1200airlift_print.html   (3967 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Strategic airlift
Strategic airlift is a military term for using cargo aircraft to transport materiel, weaponry, or personnel over long distances.
Typically, this involves airlifting the required items between two airbases which are not in the same vicinity.
Aircraft which perform this role are considered strategic airlifters.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Strategic_airlift   (258 words)

 Transforming Strategic Mobility
Strategic mobility has many diverse problems across the strategic mobility triad, which comprises airlift, sealift, and pre-positioned equipment.
Strategic airlift is composed of military airlift and commercial aircraft.
Moving forces, repositioning equipment, and increasing airlift with the use of the C-17 are components of the solution to the strategic mobility problem.
www.almc.army.mil /alog/issues/MayJun03/MS856.htm   (3055 words)

 NATO Topics - Strategic airlift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The multinational airlift consortium is chartering six Antonov An-124-100 transport aircraft, which are capable of handling ‘outsize’ – unusually large – cargo.
The other is the Strategic Airlift Capability (NSAC), under which fifteen NATO countries plus one Partner country have launched contract negotiations for the purchase of Boeing C-17 transport aircraft
Strategic airlift co-ordination will be done by the Strategic Air Lift Co-ordination Centre, and will be co-located with the European Airlift Centre (EAC), which already coordinates air transport and air-to-air re-fuelling between member nations.
www.shape.nato.int /issues/strategic-lift-air/index.html   (460 words)

 Defence note suggests Liberals spent $5B on wrong aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Liberal government was told last year the purchase of new strategic transport planes capable of hauling large numbers of troops and equipment would ensure the Canadian Forces could quickly respond to a crisis at home or abroad.
Strategic airlift transports can also fly longer distances without having to refuel.
"It was the military's recommendation to move forward on tactical airlift as the first priority and the minister has accepted that recommendation," she noted.
www.canada.com /ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=d9d16191-4784-43d3-b2e4-6413210938cd   (482 words)

Setting the standard for strategic airlift capacity at a time when it is critical to be able to protect national interests worldwide is Boeing’s C-17.
The UK was in the middle of its strategic airlift exercise with Oman, Saif Sareea II, when the events of September caused it to re-allocate resources.
As globalisation of economies and strategic partnering become a way of commercial life, it has become critical to be able to protect national interests wherever they might be in the world.
www.global-defence.com /2002/test02/air-globemaster.html   (1191 words)

 The New Yorker : fact : content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Three weeks after the airlift, on December 13th, a suicide squad of five heavily armed Muslim terrorists drove past a barrier at the Indian Parliament, in New Delhi, and rushed the main building.
Even before the airlift from Kunduz, the Indians were enraged by the Bush Administration's decision to make Pakistan its chief ally in the Afghanistan war.
India's grievances—over the Pakistani airlift, the continuing terrorism in Kashmir, and Musharraf's new status with Washington—however heartfelt, may mean little when it comes to effecting a dramatic change of American policy in South Asia.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/?020128fa_FACT   (3168 words)

 Canada Awards Contract for 4 C-17 Aircraft under Strategic Airlift Program : Military Aviation : Defense News Air Force ...
Canada's New Government is purchasing four strategic lift aircraft to provide rapid, reliable and flexible transport of large amounts of passengers and equipment over long distances in response to domestic emergencies and international crises.
Strategic airlift will also enhance Canada's ability to provide humanitarian assistance in any part of the world, as well as increase our disaster assistance response capability.
The estimated total cost for this strategic lift aircraft project acquisition is C$1.8 billion, plus an estimated contract value of C$1.6 billion for 20 years of in-service support.
www.defencetalk.com /news/publish/airforce/Canada_Awards_Contract_for_Strategic_Airlift100010310.php   (1020 words)

 RCAF.com : The Aircraft :Airbus CC-150 POLARIS
Strategic airlift provides global reach for military forces, a capability of particular importance to Canadian Forces given Canada's worldwide commitments and interests.
For Canadian Forces to maintain its strategic airlift capability well into the next century, the first of five ex-Wardair / Canadian Airlines International Airbus A310's was delivered in 1992, to 437 Sqn at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario.
This has been the Air Force's only true strategic airlift squadron since 1961 when it was equipped with the Canadair CC-106 Yukon.
www.rcaf.com /aircraft/transports/polaris/index.php?name=Polaris   (428 words)

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Everybody assumed at the time the promise would be for the C-17, but I have been hearing rumours the the AN-124 is also in the running, Although Canada is familiar with the loading and use of both aircraft I think buying Russian would be a bad idea.
Ehran RE:Getting Strategic Heavy Airlift Transports 2/13/2006 1:31:55 PM i can see the logic of that for the c 130's but for the real heavy lift the price tag of the an 124 vs the c 17 is rather vast.
The new machines are to be built to the "An-124-100M" specification, with payload raised from 120 to 150 tonnes (132 to 165 tons), crew reduced from six to four, and improved service life.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/82-1195.aspx   (1055 words)

 Reid Issues Strategic Airlift Challenge
John Reid challenged his EU colleagues today to improve strategic airlift capability across Europe.
But more needs to be done if we are going to have sufficient airlift capacity to contribute to security across the world with the speed and effect we desire.
The Strategic Airlift Interim Solution, known by its acronym SALIS, became operational earlier this year.
www.a2mediagroup.com /print.php?a=3666   (407 words)

 NIID - Press Release (2006)107 -- NATO moves to acquire C-17 Strategic Airlift Aircraft
Because of the urgent operational need for strategic airlift, the SAC nations intend to conclude contract negotiations this year, and have the goal of receiving the first C-17 by the middle or end of next year.
The concept behind the SAC is similar to the SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) arrangement, which involves the chartering of An-124 aircraft.
Membership in the airlift fleet remains open to other nations, and some additional nations are considering joining.
www.niid.nl /article.aspx?i=159   (426 words)

 Strategic Airlift - NATO's Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) - NATO Antonov Lease - Antonov An-124 - CASR ...
On 23 March 2006 NATO put a multinational air- lift contract into effect.[1] Under the terms of the agreement, six Antonov An-124-100 strategic air lifters will be available to 15 NATO members.
NATO now has the ‘assured access’ to strategic airlift it is has been seeking.
SALIS will give Canada access to 125 strategic airlift flying hours while contractors are left to worry about pilots, maintenance, and any idle time on the tarmac.
www.sfu.ca /casr/bg-airlift-nato.htm   (421 words)

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