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PRESENTATION TO Royal United Services Institute 13 August 2008 “AIR LIFT The Team, The Capability and The Support”. AIRCDRE John Oddie Commander Air Lift Group 16 June 2008. PLAN OF ATTACK. Overview of Air Lift Group Current and Emerging Capability Supporting Capability Inputs.

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PRESENTATION TORoyal United Services Institute13 August 2008“AIR LIFT The Team, The Capability and The Support”

AIRCDRE John Oddie

Commander Air Lift Group

16 June 2008

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Plan of attack
PLAN OF ATTACK

  • Overview of Air Lift Group

  • Current and Emerging Capability

  • Supporting Capability Inputs

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Air lift group roles
AIR LIFT GROUP ROLES

Air Logistic Support

Airborne operations (airdrop/airland/paratrooping)

Special operations

Joint Personnel Rescue

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Air lift group roles1
AIR LIFT GROUP ROLES

  • Special purpose transport (VIP)

  • Air to Air refuelling

  • Aero medical evacuation

  • National support commitments

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Mission
Mission

To conduct and sustain combat airlift operations

Vision

To be a combat focused airlift force, structured for war and trained to win

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Combat airlift effects
Combat Airlift Effects

  • Responsive

  • Effective

  • Campaign Integrated

  • Secure

  • Survivable

  • Sustainable

  • Efficient

  • Interoperable

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Command & Control

Air Command

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Command & Control

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42

4

14

20

1

4

12

1

5

14

0

0

944

94

0

239

36

2

51

0

0

29

2

0

PAF 1351

Reserves 138

APS 25

TOTAL 1514

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Air Lift Group

01July 2008


ALG

48 acft

7 types

~ 1500 pers

Townsville

14 x DHC 4

Amberley

4 x C17

5 x KC30B (2009 on)

Richmond

12 x C130H

12 x C130J

1 x B707

HQALG, WGs, AMCC, 285SQN, AMTDU

Fairbairn

2 x BBJ

3 x CL604

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EFFECTS DISPOSITION

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Air Lift Group


Recent ALG Operations

Rwanda

Somalia

Iraq

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Afghanistan

Pakistan

Cambodia

Indonesia

East Timor

Irian Jaya

Papua New Guinea

Bougainville

Solomon Is

Burma


33 SQN“ENDURING”

(5 x KC30B)

RAAF AMBERLEY

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B707 vs kc 30b
B707 vs KC-30B

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KC-30B OVERVIEW

Refuelling Pods

  • 420 US gal/min

  • 90 ft hoses sad

  • 272 Passengers

Fwd cargo hold

  • 4 x 463L pallets, or

  • 14 x LD3 containers

UARRSI Receptacle

  • 1200 US gal/min max

Aft cargo hold

  • 4 x 463L pallets, or

  • 12 x LD3 containers

  • A330

  • MTOW - 513 000 lbs

  • MLW - 396 000 lbs

  • MZFW - 370 000 lbs

  • Fuel - 244 000 lbs

  • Bulk cargo hold

  • loose articles,

  • 1 x LD3 FAK

  • Refuelling Boom

  • 1200 US gal/min

  • fly-by-wire

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Capability issues
CAPABILITY ISSUES

Ground Support Equipment

  • Airstairs

  • Cargo Lifts

  • Hydrant Carts

  • Power Carts

  • Towmotors

  • Catering

  • Water

  • Toilet

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Current and future receivers
Current and Future Receivers

Force determinant effect – air combat

Key supporting effect – force mobility and effectiveness

  • Fighters

  • Wedgetail

  • KC30B

  • C17

  • P3C Replacement

  • Caribou Replacement

  • C130 Replacement

  • Future UAV

Operational Benefits

Range, endurance, payload, efficiency, airfield access, international partnership, force contribution

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34 sqn eo et redeo i go and i return
34 SQN“EO ET REDEO” (I GO AND I RETURN)

2 x BBJ + 3 x CL604 Challenger

Defence Establishment Fairbairn

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34sqn
34SQN

  • BAC 111 and HS748

  • Falcon 900 and Falcon 20 - leased aircraft

  • BBJ and CL604 leased:

    • Expires 2014

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Vip effects
VIP Effects

  • Reliable

  • Responsive

  • Global Access

  • Capacity

  • Representative

  • Sensitive

  • Efficient

  • Secure

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36 SQN

“Sure”

4 x C17A Globemaster

RAAF Amberley

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36 sqn
36 SQN

  • Moved to RAAF Amberley in Nov 06

  • First C-17A arrived Dec 06, fourth in Mar 08

    • Initial Operational Capability achieved Sep 07:

      • Two aircraft, 5 crews, maintenance, logistics, admin personnel

    • Full Operational Capability 2011

      • Four aircraft, 16 crews, maintenance, logistics, admin personnel, simulator facility and Sqn HQ

    • Upgrades to Air Movements Sections at RAAF Townsville, Darwin, Pearce, Williamtown and Edinburgh

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C17 LOAD EXAMPLES

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37 sqn foremost
37 SQN“Foremost”

12 x C-130H + 12 x C-130J-30RAAF RICHMOND

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37sqn
37SQN

  • 12 C-130J-30 aircraft acquired from 1999

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37sqn1
37SQN

  • Nov 06 C-130H transferred to 37SQN

  • Largest operational squadron – 24 aircraft/510 personnel

  • Continuous C-130 Middle East Deployment since Feb 2003 (as of 31 May 08)

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37sqn2
37SQN

  • 12 C-130H:

    • Planned Withdrawal Date - 2013

  • 12 C-130J-30:

    • Planned Withdrawal Date - 2030

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38 sqn equal to the task
38 SQN“Equal to the Task”

14 DHC4RAAF Townsville

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Light tactical fixed wing effects
Light Tactical Fixed Wing Effects

  • Efficiency

  • Survivable

  • Secure

  • Responsive

  • Integrated

  • Interoperable

  • Airfield access – strength and width

  • Range

  • Endurance

  • Speed

  • Payload

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285 SQNC130H and C130J aircrew and tech trainingRAAF RICHMOND

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285 sqn
285 SQN

  • Formed Sep 1999

  • Training Centre of Excellence

    • Aircrew and maintainers

  • C130H, C130J, B707 Simulators

  • High Training Workload

    • Use of reservists

    • Civilian Instructors

  • Syllabus Development

    • Training Support Team

    • Contractors

  • Full mission training development

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Air Movements Training and Development Unit

28 PAF

25 Army

2 AF Res

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Amtdu
AMTDU

  • 1958 - Air Movements Training Flight

  • 1962 - AMTDU

  • Joint in nature (Air Force and Army)

  • Centre of excellence

  • Loading, lifting and extraction

  • Investigates airdrop malfunctions

  • Trains aircrew and movements staff

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Systems
Systems

  • Evolving major systems

  • Battleworthy systems, training, doctrine and leadership

  • Efficient maintenance, operation and workforce

  • Simulation for maintenance, individuals, teams, missions and development

  • Enabled by infrastructure, support equipment, survivability, interoperability, supportability, datalinks, C2 systems, AAR

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Doctrine procedures
Doctrine/ Procedures

  • Simplified and Affordable – easily managed, trained and developed; the right commitment of people and resources

  • Evolving, Flexible and Innovative – adjusting to ADF needs while recognising environmental and adversary challenges

  • Relevant – meets today’s requirements and postures for the future

  • Airworthy – tested, assessed and authorised

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Command control and coordination
Command, Control and Coordination

  • Capability focussed Command and Control

  • Effects Coordination – AMCC/ AOC/ JOC

  • Global engagement 24/7/365

  • Rapid, focussed and experienced liaison

  • Responsive support through fleet employment

  • Augmentation of and from partners

  • Direct partnership with Movements organisations

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Workforce
Workforce

  • Enduring and recurring deployments

  • Aircrew mobility & family demands

  • Tech workforce development, experience and progression

  • Long training lead times

  • Recurrent refresher requirements

  • Expensive training systems

  • Training compression and increased failure rates

  • Transition of new platforms and associated workforces

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Productivity
Productivity

  • Driven by Value for Money

  • Delivering Selected Effects

  • Providing Reliable Service

  • Achieving Required Readiness

  • Efficient through Coordinated Fleet Operation

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Support
Support

  • HALSPO/ ALSPO (Major System Delivery and Sustainment)

  • Air 8000 Project Office/ Capability Systems/ AFHQ (Future Capability Development and Acquisition)

  • ASSPO (Survivability System Integration and Support)

  • DSTO (Risk, Technology, Development)

  • JEWOSU (Survivability System Analysis and Support))

  • Industry (Training, Maintenance, Logistics, Design)

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Disposition
Disposition

  • Concentration

  • Customer Proximity

  • Field Deployment

  • Supporting Effects (176AD, PTS, AMTDU, AMCC)

  • Combat Partners (key supported units)

  • Workforce and family sustainment

  • Industry Partners

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Pathways to an airlift capability strategy
Pathways to an Airlift Capability Strategy

  • Complex and dynamic system

  • Workforce productivity

  • Integration of changes

  • Encompassing effects

  • Large investments

  • Tradeoffs between operating and capital costs

  • Production access

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Questions

QUESTIONS?

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