SMi are delighted to announce a new speaker joining this year's line-up - Squadron Leader Richard May, SO2 Air - 1st Artillery Brigade, Air Support Operations Squadron, Royal Air Force will be presenting on 'Assessing the Joint Air/Land Command and Control System', focusing on training JTACs
accordingly to meet future threats, the future of British led CAS: the evolution of DACAS and the integration of 5th Generation Fighters, understanding the two ends of the C2 spectrum and bridging the potential black holes in-between: JFAC to JTAC
Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) is now in active service with the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC
) and Fire Support Teams (FST) of the 1st Artillery Brigade.
training, if we really want to train with the fighters or the bombers or the [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] aircraft, the primary location is becoming the simulator," he said.
term is used in the modern Armed Forces for a qualified service member who directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive strikes from a forward position.
Approaching Raqqa, the JTAC
continued to update the pilots on the situation below.
There are five threat levels, decided by the JTAC
, designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.
Typically these personnel are referred to as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs
) that are highly trained, and responsible for directing air power to the right target.
These elements range from Air Force Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC
) to forward observers to the basic Infantryman.
We were conducting an ordnance flight in support of JTAC
training at the range.
With the help of the JTAC
, he delivered close air support.
ALOs and joint terminal attack controllers (JTAC
) integrate CAS into the ground scheme of maneuver to avoid fratricide.