A joint terminal attack controller, or JTAC
, his job on the battlefield is to communicate the needs of the ground commander to the pilots whose job it is to put bombs on target.
In June, ROVER was used by an Air Force JTAC
assigned to a Marine unit near Al Qaim, Iraq.
A fourth option calls for putting a JTAC
in an airborne platform or including a forward air controller-airborne in selected CAS formations.
He's jealous anyway because I'm a JTAC
and it's one of the best jobs in the Army.
But not all units have JTACs
, which could be a problem should danger arise for a platoon or squad out on its own.
I still had radio contact with the JTAC
on the ground, and I should have let him know what was going on in my cockpit.
As FAC(A)s, F-15E crews can leverage their two-man crew, tremendous weapons load, and time on station while simultaneously operating as natural extensions of Air Force JTACs
and Army joint fires observers (JFO).
Thankfully, no UK soldier in this deployment as been killed on JTAC
Hill, despite more than 100 assaults in December alone.
said it made its decision based on the "very latest intelligence".
calls in an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to destroy machine gun stashes and potential snipers in the tallest structure.
bases its decisions on a range of factors including intelligence, recent events and what is known about terrorist intentions and capabilities.
I quickly decided to land at the LZ we just left, and asked the lead aircraft to coordinate with the JTAC
to provide security.