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Strumwasser, The Evolution of the Airborne Forward Air Controller: An Analysis of Mosquito Operations in Korea, RM-5430-PR (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, October 1967), 30-33.
After a normal launch and "goggle up," the section of Hornets checked in with the airborne forward air controller (FAC(A)) as they continued their climb to the air tasking order assigned altitude of 13,000 feet.
The squadron's missions included close air support (CAS) sorties with an embedded airborne forward air controller (FAC(A)) capability, utilizing the Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS) and the Litening Advanced Targeting (AT) Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) pod.
Army radio-teletype system, in conjunction with a radio relay capability improvised by airborne forward air controllers, served as the only means by which air support could be requested.
In some cases, control elements located with or above friendly surface forces, such as ground or airborne forward air controllers, may have a much more accurate picture of action on the ground than the AOC does.
Both the Hueys and the Cobras can he designated as airborne forward air controllers (FAG-A).
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