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Air Lift Group
Active 1987-
Branch RAAF
Part of Air Command
Garrison/HQ RAAF Base Richmond
Motto(s) Mobility and Reach
Callsign SAFARI

Air Lift Group is one of six Groups in the Royal Australian Air Force, which is responsible for Airlift and Air-to-Air refuelling capabilities.

Airlift capabilities can be classified as:

  • Strategic Airlift (long distance transport between theatres, Areas of Operations or communication zones)
  • Tactical Airlift (rapid and responsive movement within an Area of Operation.

Roles of Airlift capability include:

  • Airborne Operations
  • Air Logistics Support
  • Special Operations Support
  • VIP Transport
  • Aeromedical Evacuation

Air-to-Air refuelling is classified as a Force Multiplier role, which is also the responsibility of Air Lift Group.


Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Aerospace Centre. 2002. Fundamentals of Australian Aerospace Power (4th ed). Fairbairn, A.C.T.: Aerospace Centre. ISBN 0-642-26574-7

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