forward air controller

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forward air controller

A member of the air contact team party who, from a forward ground or airborne position, controls strike aircraft in close air support operations.
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They were finally able to fly some strike missions and progress to airborne forward air control (AFAC) and, ultimately, to mission command of large integrated coalition strike packages.
Currently serving the armed services of eight nations, the F/A-18 fulfills the following types of assignment: fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close air support, and day and night strike missions.
The AH-1Z will enhance South Korean defense capabilities and improves close air support, air interdiction, armed reconnaissance, strike coordination reconnaissance, forward air control (airborne), and aerial escort capabilities while boosting interoperability with U.
A-10s were used for reconnaissance, interdiction, attacks on enemy air defense sites, forward air control, sector control, combat search and rescue, traditional CAS, and direct support of special operations teams operating deep in enemy territory.
In 2005, the ADF upgraded their fleet of WTSS to incorporate FATS latest simulation technology and also added Indirect Fire - Forward Air Control Trainer (I-FACT) to their virtual training capabilities.
During I/ITSEC, conference attendees may conduct observed fires and forward air control using I-FACT in the largest portable dome yet demonstrated by FATS.
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a multirole aircraft, able to perform virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions.
FATS) has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $925,000 to deliver Indirect Fire - Forward Air Control Training (I-FACT) systems to the U.
UAVs are likely to transform a wide array of combat and military support operations including precision targeting, forward air control, combat search and rescue, communications relay, and weapons delivery.