joint terminal attack controller


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joint terminal attack controller

A qualified (certified) Service member who, from a forward position, directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations. A qualified and current joint terminal attack controller will be recognized across the Department of Defense as capable and authorized to perform terminal attack control. Also called JTAC. See also terminal attack control.
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It plugs into a radio receiver used by joint terminal attack controllers on the ground to call in fires on a target.
No better time exists to formalize and execute the needed training, whether at the lowest level of joint terminal attack controllers or at the staff level of air tasking order and air space coordination order development.
The crews flying the Predator report possible enemy activity and give the joint terminal attack controller and the ground and air commanders the opportunity to decide what they want to do with that information," Kott said.
Sergeant Jason Kent, 7 RAR TG Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) said the exercise enhanced the ability of qualified observers to successfully locate targets and safely call in air support.
A joint terminal attack controller was able to send his picture of the battlefield--complete with annotations and friendly locations--to the fighter.
Another example is the Enhanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (EJTAC LTD).
Approximately 40 Soldiers from the 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, TF Red Bulls, including two Joint Terminal Attack Controller Airmen from the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, and about 20 of their ANA counterparts went to Do Ab after intelligence reports indicated insurgents had overrun the district center.
FAC(A)s view the battlefield from the same vantage as the CAS aircraft they control: a decidedly macrolevel, two-dimensional, "bird's-eye" view (in contrast to the three-dimensional view of the ground joint terminal attack controller [JTAC], which is dominated by a limited horizon, vertical development, and microterrain).
Additionally, while flying a training sortie in support of GREEN FLAG West, his crew was tasked to support Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTACs) working in concert with a flight of F-16s loaded with live ordnance.
The two-man team comprises one joint terminal attack controller, or JTAC, and one radio operator maintainer and driver, or ROMAD.
The Sensor & Electro-Optics team will present the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator and Rattler-P .
Rockwell Collins has unveiled the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Mobile (JTAC-Mobile) product, a new lightweight, tablet-based software application designed to support forward deployed JTAC personnel.

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