17 - 19 September, 2018 | Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

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Presentation from the 2017 conference on 'KC-390 THE FUTURE OF BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE AIRLFT CAPABILITY'Brazilian Air Force Airlift assetsMilitary Airlift is still relevant for National IntegrationCurrent development stage of the KC-390 ProjectAir Vice-Mars ...

Enhancing strategic lift capabilities through regional cooperation: An exclusive look inside the Continental Movement Coordination Centre

When differences in airlift capabilities occur between countries, cooperation on international missions such as peacekeeping deployments and large-scale relief become essential. The African-based Continental Movement Coordination Centre was created in 2015 to create a harmonised and secure strate ...

Onto the 2030 airlift market: Insight from AJW

The environmental disasters in 2017 were a sober reminder of the importance of having an efficient and effective airlift capability, while the focus remains on cost-effective solutions on the procurement side and the integration of new technologies over the next few years. When trying to outline ...

Overcoming the airlift operational challenges of Hurricane Irma relief mission: A case study from the Heavy Airlift Wing

The Heavy Airlift Wing, equipped with its three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III long-range cargo jets, brought in 220,000 LBS of humanitarian aid along with personnel in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, proving to be a vital role in the disaster relief mission. Colonel James Sparrow, Vice Commande ...

The State of Play & Future Trends

Over the next ten years more than 800 new military airlifters are scheduled to be delivered. The result will be a market growth estimated at $65 Billion. As conflict theatres persist and emerge, the stronger a nation’s airlift capacity, the greater their ability to acheve their military objective ...

Brazilian Air Force - Managing a smooth transition and successful daily operations

Last year, DefenceIQ interviewed the project manager for the KC-390, Colonel Cláudio Evangelista Cardoso, after they procured 28 aircrafts for the Brazilian Air Force. We decided to check in with the Brazilian Air Force and see how the new aircraft are improving the success of their missions.&nbs ...

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Air-To-Air Refueling At Any Altitude, At Any Speed

Ahead of the Military Airlift conference, Defence IQ sat down with Colonel Cláudio Evangelista Cardoso, Project Manager for KC-X and KC-390 programmes in the Brazilian Air Force, to get exclusive insight into one of the most the interesting, new airframe programmes. 

Interview: Captain Andrew Betson, U.S. Military Academy

What’s the focus of the Defense and Strategic Studies Program at the United States Military Academy? What is your role? The Defense and Strategic Studies Program is an academic major in the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy, West Point.  It is a multi-disciplinary major where...

Will Availability of Strategic Lift Always Be A Challenge?

Ahead of the Military Airlift conference, Defence IQ sat down with Group Captain Purcell to discuss NATO’s priorities and perspective on strategic airlift and to understand more about the challenges and objectives for the future.

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.

Site Visit: 100th Air Refueling Wing - RAF Mildenhall

The 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) is a large, diverse organisation which conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. Located at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, the wing directs reception and mobilises for contingency operations.

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

Military Airlift Interactive Requirements Map

This map reveals the latest known military airlift requirements globally and details all current holdings.

Interview: Major General William Bender, U.S. Air Force

Defence IQ caught up with Major General William Bender, the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Centre. Here’s the transcript of what he had to say about the airlift domain. Sir, what do you believe are the most significant developments in the airlift domain or what do you think...

Global Procurement Map - Interactive and comprehensive

Find out all the latest military airlift news and procurement plans in this interactive map. Simply hover your mouse over the country you wish to find out more about in the world.

Military Airlift News Digest

A round up of all the latest news in Military Airlift. Including:Fourth C-130 touches down in Kabul, expands Afghan Air Force capabilitiesFrance budgets for C-130 transport plane as A400M delays continuePentagon acquisitions office has millions in unused C-130 parts 179th Airlift Wing watching D.C.Airbus set to resume deliveries of A400M after...

France rejects reports it will buy the C-130J transport Aircraft

France has denied it is looking at other airlift options after frustration over programme delays and capability concerns with the A400M. Download to read the rest of this article. 

Airbus airlifters on promising flight path

April 2014 As Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) hands over the first of ten A400M new generation airlifters to the Turkish Air Force, Defence IQ looks back on what has been a landmark year for the company, given not only the launch of its new major product but its very...