Accession Number : ADA293403

Title :   Strategic Airlift: Doing More with Less.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Retallick, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA293403

Report Date : 10 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This paper focuses on the United States military strategic airlift system and its capability to employ combat forces worldwide. History has shown, many wars have been won or lost as a result of, or lack of, logistics. The key to success is to rapidly deploy and concentrate combat power in the area of operations. This requires a tremendous amount of strategic resources to project such power Power projection, in airlift terms, is measured in "Million Ton Miles per Day". It is a mathematical calculation based on several variables such as payload, utilization rate and airspeed. If the United States Transportation Command is to meet worldwide threats in a timely manner, then is imperative the Joint Force Commander maximizes strategic airlift efficiency with emphasis on operational planning. Airlift shortfalls must be offset by (1) am early identification of theater requirements and an effective plan of action, (2) improving operational plans by pre-planning unit mobilization requirements. This will enable the United States Transportation Command to accomplish the mission in an efficient manner.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, GLOBAL, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, COMPUTATIONS, THREATS, RATES, EFFICIENCY, IDENTIFICATION, PLANNING, OPERATION, AIRSPEED, LOGISTICS, RESOURCES, MATHEMATICS, POWER, COMBAT FORCES, UTILIZATION, SHORTAGES, STRATEGIC MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE