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Posted on 07/14/2013 6:42:58 PM PDT by Perseverando
The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives.
The U.S. Transportation Command on behalf of AFRICOM is soliciting help from private aircraft providers who can move U.S. troops and supplies in the Central African nations of Uganda, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
The development comes at a time when the Department of Defense simultaneously is strengthening its ability also with contractor assistance to retrieve soldiers trapped and injured in hot spots ranging from Cameroon to Kenya.
As WND reported in recent months, Defense plans to place medical and transportation vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization, primarily to extricate U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures.
The endeavor, known as the Trans-Sahara Short Take-Off and Landing Airlift Support initiative, specifically identified the above-mentioned Central African nations as possible locations where contractors could assist U.S. Special Operations Command-Africa.
In the latest contracting action, vendors must be able to transport personnel and, likewise, must be willing to carry hazardous cargo, including small arms ammunition, signal flares, smoke grenades, blasting caps, rockets, mines and explosive charges.
According to a Request for Information that WND located through routine database research, much of the activity will take troops in and out of Ugandas Entebbe International Airport, which is considered a U.S. military Cooperative Security Location, or CSL.
Travel in and out of remote and undeveloped sites also will be required.
The contractor will be asked to routinely take off/land on improved and unimproved dirt airfields of a minimum of 1800 feet in length to support resupply and personnel transportation requirements, the RFI said.
Routine locations could include airfields such as Obo and Djema in
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Yes. The Purple Lipped Perfumed Prince of the Peace Prize - at it again
He loves Africa; it’s only America he hates.
I believe he loves himself more than anything, but he’ll never give up the land of golf courses, limo’s and an adoring media.
Gitmo still open, droning up 900%, new wars, and now new dirty wars to **IMPROVE AFRICA**.
Quite a handful, wow.
Good thing he’s doing all that liberal stuff, right?
Kinda like the retrieval executed in Benghazi Libya, eh?
Good luck, guys.
Have we cut our military so badly we cannot even transport our troops?
We have to resort to Contractors?
We have been doing this for years and years
Yes, just the region we need to be getting involved in various civil wars and rebellions in.
What private war is the Resident up to now? Follow the money.
Nice big oil fields being developed in Uganda. Diamonds and gold in the Congo.
In 1973 my battalion flew home from the Indian Ocean on a civilian airplane.