air tasking order/confirmation


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air tasking order/confirmation

A message used to task joint force components; to inform the requesting command and the tasking authority of the action being taken; and/or to provide additional information about the mission. The message is used only for preplanned missions and is transmitted on a daily basis, normally 12 hours prior to the start of the air tasking day or in accordance with established operation plans for the operational area. Also called ATOCONF.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.