tactical air control system


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Related to tactical air control system: Air Mobility Command, Tactical Air Control Party

tactical air control system

The organization and equipment necessary to plan, direct, and control tactical air operations and to coordinate air operations with other Services. It is composed of control agencies and communications-electronics facilities which provide the means for centralized control and decentralized execution of missions.
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Since a tactical air control system is a basic part of the concept of single management of air resources, an effective control system should be maintained in readiness for rapid deployment to any combat zone where air forces are required.
In addition, during peacetime the concept should be exercised through its supporting tactical air control system, so that all users understand completely the flexibility and potential of air power when properly controlled and applied.
Personnel were taken out of other critical positions to man the Tactical Air Control System.
Failure to maintain a fully manned cadre of experienced tactical air control personnel between the wars has been a major factor in the initial performance of the Tactical Air Control System (TACS).
Since there are in excess of 1,000 high voltage power supply units that were manufactured during the production phase of the Air Force's Tactical Air Control System, it is difficult to predict the amount and timing of potential revenue that may be realized with this repair program requirement".

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