Although doctrine portrays centralized control as beneficial, JP 3-30 implies other ways to control joint air operations
: "Joint air operations
are normally conducted using centralized control." (26) However, there is no explanation of what "other than normal" might look like in practice.
As a unit tasked by the joint air operations
center, the director responds directly to the authority of the joint forces air component commander (JFACC), who has operational control or tactical control of all forces.
The command and control center in joint air operations
which transforms strategic guidance to an operational and executable plan is the Joint Air Operations
Johnson, Joint Air Operations
: Pursuit of Unity of Command and Control, 1942-1991 (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1993), p.
When the Joint SEAD live-fly exercise kicks off this month, the testers will be scrutinizing each component element of the SEAD operation: the centerpiece F-16CJs and EA-6B Prowlers, the intelligence-feeding theater ISR platforms, the [C.sup.2] links and processes and the information fusion at the joint air operations
The latter are spelled out in various levels of detail in documents like the joint air estimate, joint air operations
plan (JAOP), air operations directive (AOD), theater and campaign special instructions (SPINS), rules of engagement, and daily updates to the air tasking order (ATO) and daily SPINS.
The exercise entails several joint defence scenarios in addition to practical applications, tactical manoeuvers, joint air operations
, command and control and fire support.
The participation of the Royal Saudi Air Force in this exercise aims to exchange experiences with the other forces participating in the joint air operations
in order to enhance their capabilities and experience of the air and technical crews.
The lessons learned from CAS operations supporting V Corps and I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) during OIF show joint air operations
were more effective in I MEF's area of operations.
(3) Within the current joint air operations
planning (JAOP) construct, the ISR planning approach lacks specific linkages to the SPEA processes and does not reflect the highly interconnected relationship between ISR and EBO.
In other words, he planned, directed, and executed joint air operations
in support of the joint force commander's operational objectives.