The CH-47 Chinook is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that will provide the Indian armed forces with strategic airlift capability
across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions.
Each Chinook helicopter, manufactured by US aerospace major Boeing, has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne, which is a major boost to India's strategic airlift capability
Each helicopter, manufactured by US aerospace major Boeing, has a payload capacity of about 10 tonnes which is a major boost to India's strategic airlift capability
. The IAF received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
On July 1, 1965, the National Guard Bureau, the Air Force Reserves, and MATS prepared a plan called "FAST FLY," that provided for an immediate sustained increase of airlift capability
that employed all available military airlift resources.
A graduate of the Aerospace Systems Course, BGen Cochrane enjoyed several staff tours at NDHQ, most memorable of which, being in the Directorate of Air Requirements where he was Project Director for the Airlift Capability
Projects, focusing on the successful acquisition of CC-177 Globemaster and CC-130J Hercules aircraft fleets.
As Europe's largest bespoke military airlift conference, this sell-out event promises to give comprehensive overview of strategic and tactical airlift capability
in the region and offer allied programme managers the chance to network with key tanker OEMs and systems integrators.
Air Force with heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability
capable of carrying oversized loads and all air-certifiable cargo, including the M-1 Abrams Tank.
"The UN is already taking steps in case of a possible siege including airlift capability
(19.) Strategic Airlift Capability
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Including smaller increments of airlift capability
allows for aircraft mix alternatives with reduced excess capacities, leading to improvements in operational efficiency.
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.