tactical air command center

tactical air command center

The principal US Marine Corps air command and control agency from which air operations and air defense warning functions are directed. It is the senior agency of the US Marine air command and control system that serves as the operational command post of the aviation combat element commander. It provides the facility from which the aviation combat element commander and his battle staff plan, supervise, coordinate, and execute all current and future air operations in support of the Marine air-ground task force. The tactical air command center can provide integration, coordination, and direction of joint and combined air operations. Also called Marine TACC.
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For example, an AWACS aircraft tracks objects in the air via its radar and constantly sends updated track information to fighters under its control, Air Defense Artillery units, or other C2 agencies such as the Marine Corps' Tactical Air Command Center. The Link 16 network programming instructions for the AWACS would include sufficient timeslot assignments to meet mission requirements and expected information volume.
The Theater Battle Management Core System within the US Marine Corps Tactical Air Command Center was upgraded with the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner application to provide the Marines with a modernized mission planning application to better plan and execute aviation operations.
CAC2S will provide a common set of hardware and software that will replace the Marine Corps' current Tactical Air Command Center, Tactical Air Operations Center, Direct Air Support Center, Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, and Marine Air Traffic Control System functions.
The Tactical Air Command Center provides airspace management, the Direct Air Support Center controls air assault and other airborne operations and the Tactical Air Operations Center performs air surveillance and controls air-to-air fighter and air defense.

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