Strategic airlift

  • Last updated: 20 Sep. 2017 11:23

NATO member countries are pooling their resources to charter special aircraft that give the Alliance the capability to transport troops, equipment and supplies across the globe. Robust strategic airlift capabilities are vital to ensure that NATO countries are able to deploy their forces and equipment rapidly to wherever they are needed.


  • By pooling resources, NATO countries make significant financial savings and have the potential of acquiring assets collectively that would be prohibitively expensive to purchase as individual countries.
  • There are currently two initiatives aimed at providing the Alliance with strategic airlift capabilities: the Strategic Airlift