joint air attack team


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joint air attack team

A combination of attack and/or scout rotary-wing aircraft and fixed-wing close air support aircraft operating together to locate and attack high-priority targets and other targets of opportunity. The joint air attack team normally operates as a coordinated effort supported by fire support, air defense artillery, naval surface fire support, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, electronic warfare systems, and ground maneuver forces against enemy forces. Joint terminal attack controllers may perform duties as directed by the air mission commander in support of the ground commander's scheme of maneuver. Also called JAAT. See also close air support.
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FM 90-21, JAAT Multi-Service Procedures for Joint Air Attack Team Operations, 1998.
Joint air attack team operations are defined as coordinated attacks by rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, normally supported by artillery or naval surface fire support.
Mission rehearsal can ensure the effective performance of composite-force missions, such as a joint air attack team, which combine Air Force fixed-wing and Army rotary-wing attack aircraft.
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