joint terminal attack controller


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joint terminal attack controller

A qualified (certified) Service member who, from a forward position, directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations. A qualified and current joint terminal attack controller will be recognized across the Department of Defense as capable and authorized to perform terminal attack control. Also called JTAC. See also terminal attack control.
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"The crews flying the Predator report possible enemy activity and give the joint terminal attack controller and the ground and air commanders the opportunity to decide what they want to do with that information," Kott said.
At 1400 hrs on May 27, Rockwell Collins will host a live, virtual simulation demonstration of its Joint Terminal Attack Controller, which allows accurate ground-to-air guidance of lethal strikes.
He also found that there was not a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) present with the route clearance company, who normally would assist the A-10s in employing their weapons on the enemy and provide additional situational awareness.
Sergeant Jason Kent, 7 RAR TG Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) said the exercise enhanced the ability of qualified observers to successfully locate targets and safely call in air support.
At last year's Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Rockwell Collins tied an F/A-18 simulator at the Naval Air Warfare Center exhibit to an Aero L-29 jet trainer flying in Iowa and a joint terminal attack controller at the Rockwell Collins booth.
It marked the first time that a C-130 aircraft, in cooperation with a joint terminal attack controller on the ground, used digital technology to work as a team.
(27) See Joint Close Air Support Action Plan Memorandum of Agreement 2004-01, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) (Ground), among Deputy Commander, U.S.
Summer 2007 - Now known as Cornet Wales, he begins training as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) - also referred to as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) - at RAF Leeming near Northallerton in North Yorkshire.
After the disappointment over Iraq, when Harry was due to work as a Scimitar light tank troop leader, he retrained as a battlefield air controller known as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) with a view to going to Afghanistan.
But before flying out to Afghanistan on December 14, he trained in a secret as a "JTAC" - Joint terminal attack controller.
To fill needs where the Army is unable to fill the ground-fighting ranks, the Air Force is providing Airmen for ground fighter taskings in addition to long-provided JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) role.
but it is much harder for a joint terminal attack controller ...

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