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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
Insignia
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.

References

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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