The effort should consolidate the Intratheater Airlift
Request System (ITARS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS), Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System II, Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3), and Transportation Logistics (TRANSLOG) Web data to provide complete requirements to the distribution planner and user.
The convoy story has been transformed, not just by convoy schooling, but by smart work to get convoys off the road wherever possible by using aircraft to move supplies, the watchword in dealing with asymmetric attack by these improvised explosive devices is to make the roadway IED (Improvised Explosive Device) irrelevant through intratheater airlift
and joint precision airdrop system.
A strategic air-to-sea-lift operation was used to move aviation units from Afghanistan using intratheater airlift
assets to Qatar for redeployment using sealift resources.
The AMC folks have offered their expertise in reach-back capability, intransit visibility, intertheather and intratheater airlift
and cargo management policy processes, and deployed aerial port support.
As a result, intratheater airlift
would operate into airfields farther in the rear; a STOL with takeoff and landing performances of between 1,500 and 2,000 feet would suffice.
Building on intratheater airlift
, the IRF and the FEMs are designed to move on C-130s organic to the theater with designated pre-positioned equipment warehoused at USAREUR's Deployment Processing Center in Ramstein.
Since the TSV can carry approximately 7 times as much as the C-17 and 24 times as much as the C-130, it had the added benefit of reducing intratheater airlift
requirements elsewhere in the theater.
USTRANSCOM's air component, AMC, controls nearly all of the intertheater airlift assets and many intratheater airlift
Our Theater Express commercial partners, who provide a significant portion of intratheater airlift
, have a vested interest in performance.
Upon his return, he told a group of Washington writers that he "had a little fit" when he ascertained the lack of efforts to use intratheater airlift
assets to their full potential to reduce ground convoys into Iraq.
And C-130s flown by active-duty, guard and reserve pilots are performing 100 intratheater airlift
missions per day reducing the number of convoys subjected to IEDs.
It also monitored arriving and departing CULT convoys; oversaw intratheater airlift
that moved 1st Infantry Division Soldiers who had to redeploy from Kuwait after cleaning their equipment for sea transport; and, most importantly, it directly coordinated with the division G-3 Air Section to allocate the use of CH-47 Chinook helicopters.