Air Lift Group RAAF

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=Air Lift Group

branch=RAAF
command_structure=Air Command
garrison=RAAF Base Richmond
role=
dates=1987-
motto=Mobility and Reach
commander1=
identification_symbol=SAFARI
identification_symbol_label=Callsign
command structure
name=Air Lift Group
date=
parent=
subordinate=84 Wing,85 Wing,86 Wing

Air Lift Group is one of five Force Element 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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