forward air controller


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forward air controller

An officer (aviator/pilot) member of the tactical air control party who, from a forward ground or airborne position, controls aircraft in close air support of ground troops. Also called FAC. See also close air support.
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The targeting was executed at the request of Close Air Support (CAS) by ground units of the Coalition Forces, and in coordination with the Forward Air Controller (FAC), during the field clashes in the (Nahm) front, which indicates the level of verification based on customary rule No.
These "Mosquito" aircraft again proved the value of an airborne forward air controller and provided the basis for today's doctrine and procedures.
Harry was a second lieutenant with his regiment, the Household Cavalry, for his first deployment and worked as a forward air controller co-ordinating air strikes on Taliban positions.
"I've done it once, and I'm still in the Army, I feel as though I should get the opportunity to do it again." Harry, now a captain on attachment to the Army Air Corps, served for 10 weeks in the country as a forward air controller in 2007-08, directing jets dropping bombs on Taliban positions in Helmand province.
A forward air controller flying O-IE Bird Dogs, he marked
The Prince, a British Army captain, served for 10 weeks in Afghanistan as a forward air controller in 2007 to 2008, directing jets dropping bombs on Taliban positions in Helmand province.
Sergeant Mark Perren, a forward air controller, passed on the order to the US aircraft.
Likewise, the highly innovative single-seat Kamov Ka-50 has led only to the Ka-52 with side-by-side seating for forward air controller duties.
Cpl Mather decided to become a Forward Air Controller after seeing the Joint Tactical Air Controllers and the Fire Support Teams on an exercise in Arizona and describes it as by far the greatest and most challenging job he has done in the Armed Forces.--Courtesy MoD
Sgt Mark Perren, a forward air controller, was investigated but no charges were brought against him, the inquest heard.
With this addition the A-10 will be able to receive portable graymap quality coordinates from a forward air controller and execute air strikes." Installation of the mini-IDM into the aircraft will be handled by Lockheed Martin.
Vietnam above the treetops; a forward air controller reports.

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