terminal attack control


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terminal attack control

The authority to control the maneuver of and grant weapons release clearance to attacking aircraft. See also joint terminal attack controller.
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Some of these ALOs are even JTAC certified and have the authority to provide terminal attack control to get bombs on target.
The vast majority of aviation airspace control, fire support coordination, terminal attack control, logistics, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) is conducted and controlled by specially trained American troops.
Table 2, based on Joint Publication (JP) 3-09.3, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Close Air Support, provides a brief synopsis of the circumstances under which the JTAC uses each type of CAS terminal attack control.

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