Defense LogisticsEnabling logistics anywhere in the world
As conflicts become more concerned with force projection rather than home defense, the need for establishing robust supply chains that can support forces becomes acuter. The technological advances accompanying past armies also added complexity within the supply lines. While the distances travelled and the complexity of the technology may have changed, valuable lessons can be learned about how these changes impact today’s logistical challenges. In some cases, there are lessons to be avoided and risks to be recognized and managed.
Therefore Deflog was founded. As a part of Jetlogistics, Deflog specializes in Defense logistic solutions and transport for militaries and the defense industry.
Understanding the supply chain, quality assurance, and the integration of logistics from foxhole to the factory are all concepts in the Jetlogistics service portfolio.
Jetlogistics also has access to the world’s largest sky shippers.
Military transport aircraft are vital for warfighting operations, from delivering troops, weapons, and other military equipment to makeshift runways in dangerous areas to performing multi-role duties in a wide range of mission-critical tasks. Today, many military operations get additional support from commercial air transport. Jetlogistics can procure some of the largest civilian transport aircraft by payload used for military purposes from across the world.
Military transport aircraft are vital for air force operations.
Today, commercial transport aircraft perform a range of essential duties, including strategic airlifting and electronic warfare capabilities. Here we take a look at some of the largest transport aircraft Jetlogistics has access to.
Antonov An-124 Ruslan
Top of the most extensive commercial transport aircraft list for military purposes, the Antonov An-124 Ruslan is a four-engined strategic airlift jet. Antonov designed it in the 1980s in the former Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic.
The An-124 Ruslan is a colossus weighing in at 405t at full load. Despite carrying immense weights, the An-124 Ruslan operates a good cruise speed at 497-528mph (800-850km/h). According to estimates, the cost of the An-124 Ruslan is around $70m-100m per unit.
The Ilyushin Il-76 is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan designed for strategic airlifts. Planned as a commercial freighter in 1967 and as a replacement for the Antonov An-12, it is built to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas. Military versions of the Il-76 were used in Europe, Asia and Africa as aerial refuelling tankers or command centres.
The Il-76 has seen extensive service as a commercial freighter for ramp-delivered cargo, especially for outsized or heavy items unable to be otherwise carried. It can be used as an emergency response transport for civilian evacuations and humanitarian aid and disaster relief worldwide. Due to its ability to operate from unpaved runways, it has been useful in undeveloped areas.
As the demand for freight solutions proliferates, Boeing freighters are unmatched in their capability to fulfil the requirements of express cargo and industrial freight operators. From the high-volume 747-8F and long-range 777 Freighter to the new 737-800BCF, the Boeing Freighter Family delivers unrivalled options to match capacity and capability needs, all with superior economics.
The Antonov An-12 is a four-engined turboprop transport aircraft. Currently, the An-12 is very popular with cargo operators, mostly operating on missions in the middle east and Africa.