tactical air control party


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tactical air control party

A subordinate operational component of a tactical air control system designed to provide air liaison to land forces and for the control of aircraft. Also called TACP.
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iGov has secured a tactical air control party mobile communications system (TACP-MCS) supply deal from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).
Airman 1st Class Paul Nguyen, a Tactical Air Control Party specialist with 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, sets up a SATCOM antenna on an observation point.
A fratricide incident in 2001 compelled then-Secretary of the Air Force James Roche to set up a dedicated program office to develop digital close-air support technology for combat controllers and tactical air control party airmen who serve as the pilot's eyes and ears.
Reportedly, the five-channel Battlefield Airmen System of Integrated Communications (BASIC) system is part of the ANG's Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), which is responsible for coordinating and calling in close air support.
Captain Young presented the case for creation of ISR tactical controllers (ITC) within the tactical air control party (TACP).
Sir, we're not where we're supposed to be," the tactical air control party NCO told his special operations task force commander after he looked down at his wrist GPS.
Rockwell Collins has a significant pedigree in joint fires and effects by being the company responsible for Tactical Air Control Party Close Air Support System (TACP-CASS) fielded in the United States and the FireStorm joint fires integrated solution fielded as the primary JTAC solution in seven nations.
While still functionally unique, the aligned ASOCs are being integrated with the division Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) as part of each division's Air Support Operations Squadron.
Security Forces, Office of Special Investigations [OSI], Explosive Ordnance Disposal [EOD] and Tactical Air Control Party [TACP] were issued MRAP vehicles to protect personnel against improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The Army and Air Force quickly determined that the concept of the tactical air control party (TAC-P) with its minimal number of joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) personnel was inadequate to support major combat operations in both the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters.
Tactical Air Control Party airmen serve as liaisons between ground commanders and pilots in the sky to eliminate the enemy's threat to ground forces.
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 (BeFAC).

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