However, another air controller
, who was also present at the control tower, stated the fighter jets made an abrupt turn in the direction of the tanker, which "escalated" the event, leaving her little time to handle the situation.
Lieutenant Harry Wales served in Afghanistan's Helmand Province as a forward air controller
directing air strikes for ten weeks in 2007-08 and he has made no secret of his wish to return.
The inquest heard that grid co-ordinates passed between a British air controller
and a US weapons officer "did not marry up" before the air strike.
The inquest previously heard that grid co-ordinates communicated between an air controller
and a US weapons officer "did not s marry up"before the bomb was dropped, killing Privates Aaron McClure, 19, Robert Foster, 19, and John Thrumble, 21.
The inquest has heard grid co-ordinates communicated between an air controller
and an American weapons officer ''did not marry up'' before the bomb was dropped.
Cpl Mather's role as a Forward Air Controller
was crucial in co-coordinating air support to protect the troops on the ground.
The soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment were under fire in 2007 when air controller
Sgt Mark Perren passed on the order for the air strike.
Vietnam above the treetops; a forward air controller
This is especially useful when the air controller
and other observers do not have line-of-sight to the target and therefore cannot determine its location by lasing," said a Rand Corp.
The coalition combat identification (CCID) technologies tested during the ACTD included the Battlefield Target Identification Device (BTID), CID server, Tactical Air Control Party Close Air Support System, Target Location Designation Handoff System, Air Support Operations Center Gateway, Battlefield Air Operations Kit and the BTID-equipped Forward Air Controller
I am a qualified JTAC who has been assigned to a USMC rifle battalion as a ground forward air controller
(FAC) and division air officer.
On one of his first days as an emergency air controller
he could be heard chatting happily to Top Gun Michelle Tompkins about the snow on the mountains.