tactical air control system


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Related to tactical air control system: Air Mobility Command, Tactical Air Control Party

tactical air control system

The organization and equipment necessary to plan, direct, and control tactical air operations and to coordinate air operations with other Services. It is composed of control agencies and communications-electronics facilities which provide the means for centralized control and decentralized execution of missions.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Since a tactical air control system is a basic part of the concept of single management of air resources, an effective control system should be maintained in readiness for rapid deployment to any combat zone where air forces are required.
Because the ABCCC was airborne, it was able to communicate with and manage tactical forces operating beyond the normal communications coverage of other tactical air control system elements, such as the Air Support Operations Center and the Control and Reporting Center.
The leadership also decided to strengthen air-to-ground integration by increasing the number and training of the airmen supporting tactical air control systems and accepting offers from other Services to integrate their personnel into our command and control units.

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