battlefield coordination detachment


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battlefield coordination detachment

An Army liaison provided by the Army component or force commander to the air operations center (AOC) and/or to the component designated by the joint force commander to plan, coordinate, and deconflict air operations. The battlefield coordination detachment processes Army requests for air support, monitors and interprets the land battle situation for the AOC, and provides the necessary interface for exchange of current intelligence and operational data. Also called BCD. See also Air Force air and space operations center; liaison.
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Even when land forces are present, it is still critical to the efficient planning and execution of DA for this expertise to work formally for the CFACC, rather than as part of the CFLCC s battlefield coordination detachment.
This list is passed to the Army component battlefield coordination detachment (BCD) at the joint air operations center (JAOC) for coordination and deconfliction.
The land commander opens or closes grid boxes beyond the FSCL either through the battlefield coordination detachment located in the air operations center or through the JSTARS, airborne battlefield command and control center (ABCCC), AWACS, or other theater air control systems.
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