"This technical report proposes an interim heavy airlift (iHL) concept to connect the littoral Sea base to warfighters ashore. Ships capable of selective offload use the iHL system to provide materiel over the horizon by distributed air means to Ship-to-Objective Maneuver (STOM) forces moving rapidly to operational objectives without stopping to seize, defend, and build up beachheads or landing zones. iHL purposely does not alter planned Navy Sea base constructions. iHL scales to sustain any force ashore from small units and Distributed Operations up to Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) operations. iHL can reduce the number of rotorcraft or tilt-rotorcraft it would otherwise take to daily resupply by air, and uses ship cargo space for storage."
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