strategic airlift


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strategic airlift

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He pointed out that all technical, logistic and personnel conditions for the creation of the strategic airlift capability will be established on a Hungarian basis.
Strategic Airlift Command, "Boeing's Internship Program Offers Hungarian Engineering Students an Opportunity to Work with the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17As," Strategic Airlift Capability, 8 August 2016, https://www.
The 911th AW at Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, is changing from a C-130 tactical airlift mission to a C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlift mission.
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.
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-17 fleet has been a part of the Indian Air Force strategic airlift capability which has conducted relief and humanitarian missions domestically and internationally.
Many countries around the world already own strategic airlift assets, but Boeing executives believe foreign militaries need a cheaper way of transporting troops and equipment.
NATO-led Strategic Airlift Capability consortium owns three units with India having the largest C-17 fleet outside of the U.
But the reality is that the nation's strategic airlift assets and support activities must be utilized to the extent necessary to maintain readiness.
Boeing said it has logged 39 foreign sales to Australia, Canada, India, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and a 12-nation group known as the Strategic Airlift Capability consortium.
Boeing has delivered 260 C-17s, including 223 to the US Air Force, and a total of 37 to Kuwait, Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of Nato and Partnership for Peace nations.

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