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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In order to achieve better and quicker strikes in Vietnam, a new forward air controller aircraft was specified with heavier armament.
To achieve this, we integrated the BTID technology in a digitized BTID-equipped forward air controller application, a future BTID Transponder Airborne Platform Surveillance System (BTAPSS) application, a BTID cruiser weapons system application, as well as our land forces command and control system," Mifflin said.
Promote Better Understanding of Close Air Support Control Types and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) Utilization by Ground Commanders
Major Kniep was flying an A-10 for the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during Operation Anaconda, serving as both the flight lead and the forward air controller. On March 5, 2004, the mission was to take off from Kuwait, fly four and a half hours over Afghanistan to get to the fight.
He was an engineer with Pratt & Whitney before joining the Air Force, where his first job was as a parachute qualified forward air controller with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
The F-14D Super Tomcat carried a forward air controller (airborne) crew, who were paired in mixed section with an FA-18C.
* If a South Vietnamese forward air controller was not on an aircraft, it was forbidden to bomb enemy troops during a fire fight even though the Reds were clearly visible and were being pointed at by an officer on the ground.
This pilot and his wingman had checked in with their forward air controller (FAC) just as the FAC had finished counting more than 25 Taliban troops climbing into a bunker.
As a forward air controller with a tactical communications squadron, I was severely wounded there by a mine.
He spent two months as a forward air controller with the U.S.
A[cedilla]It compiles mission reports from the planes involved in the air strikes and the forward air controller. A[cedilla]It accesses recordings from sorties over the claim area.
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