The NSAV mission provides dedicated intra-theater airlift and contractor logistics support (CLS) in support of the Geographic Combatant Commander’s Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOC). The NSAV program delivers 20 light 10 Pilatus PC-12s and 10 M-28 Skytrucks and 17 medium aircraft to support command mobility requirements worldwide. Light aircraft funding and deliveries began in FY08 and will continue through FY12. Of the 20 light aircraft, nine Pilatus PC-12s have been procured and eight have been delivered to the 318th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. NSAV initial operational capability was met when two of the PC-12s were successfully forward deployed with full CLS in mid-2008. One M-28 Skytruck was delivered to Cannon Air Force Base in late 2009, and four more are scheduled to be delivered in 2010. The remaining Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft and M-28 Skytruck Aircraft are scheduled to be procured and delivered between 2010 and 2012. Funding for NSAV medium aircraft is programmed in FY10 and continues through FY12. The NSAV medium aircraft procurement begins this year.
|Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft|