Military Airlift 2012-13: An ‘at a glance’ comparison of key platforms
This timely report therefore collates a brief comparison guide for those interested in this domain, looking at just a selection of the military airlift platforms in use today, how they match up, and includes an outline of the immediate options and drawbacks facing military decision-makers. Includes all the major platforms, including the C130J, the A400m, and the A330 MRTT. We encourage you to peruse and share this document, and meet us at the event this year to find out more details on a broad range of international developments.
US Air Force Expeditionary Command on Airlift “adaptation”
Major General William Bender, Commander of USAF’s Expeditionary Center, discusses recent changes and upgrades for airlift platforms across his fleet. As US forces face a shift in focus toward the Pacific, increasing the demand of long-haul military transit, Bender insists the new demands have “very real implications for strategic airlift and air refuelling.” Hear his thoughts in this hugely informative interview before his morning address on Day One of this year’s Military Airlift event.
Unable to listen? You can also read the full transcript here.
The EATC's vision of multinational military airlift operations in Europe
Defence IQ talks to Brigadier General Alain Rouceau, Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander, European Air Transport Command about the EATC's role in military airlift operations and the challenges that have to be overcome in any multinational organisational structure. Brigadier General Rouceau will be speaking on day one of the conference.
NATO SHAPE's role in strategic military airlift operations
Defence IQ talks to Colonel Jennifer Thompson, Chief, Allied Movement Coordination Centre (AMCC), NATO SHAPE on current capabilities and operations conducted by NATO SHAPE and what other Armed Forces from across the world can learn from the agency. Colonel Thompson will be speaking on day two of the event.
European Military Capabilities
Interview: Major General William Bender, USAF Expeditionary Center
Read the full exclusive interview with Major General William Bender, Commander of the US Air Force’s Expeditionary Center. Want to know how the United States is approaching its upgrade of decades-old air frames? How about how its forces will restructure its airlift capabilities as the overriding strategic focus shifts to the Pacific? Find out here.
The Biggest Military Airlift Programmes: An Update on Developments
Mehtaj Bora writes for Defence Aviation and summarises several of the world’s major military airlift programmes, including the latest information on Indian, Japanese, Brazilian and European progress in what is becoming an increasingly interesting focus for air transport strategists. Defence Aviation is a media partner to this year’s Military Airlift event and more can be discovered by visiting www.DefenceAviation.com
Interview: Chief of Staff of the EATC
Brigadier General Alain Rouceau is the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the European Air Transport Command (EATC) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He is returning again this year to the annual Military Airlift conference to discuss his ongoing command, but joined Defence IQ ahead of the event to outline the work of the EATC and its ongoing progress in efforts to expand European interoperability and asset sharing…
UK sending helicopters to Yemen on reconnaissance mission
As the political situation in Yemen intensifies, Defence IQ looks at how the MoD are coordinating military airlift operations in order to recover personnel from the country.
US reflects on how military airlift deal with India increases operational ties
Defence IQ looks at how military airlift deals between the US and India strengthen ties but also reinforces the position of world power that the US wants to maintain.