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Air Mobility Group (AMG) is one of six force element groups in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). It is responsible for airlift and air-to-air refuelling operations.

Air Mobility Group
RAAF Hercules (7187550368).jpg
One of the twelve C-130J Hercules operated by Air Mobility Group's No. 37 Squadron
Active1987–current
CountryAustralia
BranchRoyal Australian Air Force
Part ofAir Command
Garrison/HQRAAF Base Richmond
Motto(s)"Mobility and reach"

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Establishment and evolutionEdit

Air Mobility Group (AMG) was formed as Air Lift Group (ALG) in February 1987.[1] Its name was changed to Air Mobility Group on 1 April 2014.[2]

Responsibilities and basesEdit

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 include:

  • Airborne operations
  • Air logistics support
  • Special operations support
  • VIP transport
  • Aeromedical evacuation

Air-to-air refuelling is classified as a force multiplier, and is also the responsibility of AMG.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Air Lift Group". Royal Australian Air Force. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Eamon (8 May 2014). "Symbolic change is perfect timing". Air Force: 7. Retrieved 5 May 2014.

ReferencesEdit

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