Air Mobility Group RAAF

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Air Mobility Group
One of the twelve C-130J Hercules operated by Air Mobility Group's No. 37 Squadron
One of the twelve C-130J Hercules operated by Air Mobility Group's No. 37 Squadron
Active 1987–current
Country Australia
Branch Royal Australian Air Force
Part of Air Command
Garrison/HQ RAAF Base Richmond
Motto "Mobility and reach"

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.

Establishment and evolution[edit]

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 bases[edit]

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.

Notes[edit]

  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: p. 7. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

References[edit]

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