No better time exists to formalize and execute the needed training, whether at the lowest level of joint terminal attack controllers
or at the staff level of air tasking order and air space coordination order development.
* Virtual simulators enabling the joint fires thread including ISR platform, dismounted squad, Joint Terminal Attack Controller
(JTAC) and strike aircrew.
Approximately 40 Soldiers from the 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, TF Red Bulls, including two Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Airmen from the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, and about 20 of their ANA counterparts went to Do Ab after intelligence reports indicated insurgents had overrun the district center.
FAC(A)s view the battlefield from the same vantage as the CAS aircraft they control: a decidedly macrolevel, two-dimensional, "bird's-eye" view (in contrast to the three-dimensional view of the ground joint terminal attack controller
[JTAC], which is dominated by a limited horizon, vertical development, and microterrain).
Due to flying below the mountain ridges, Hawg 55 was unable to make radio contact with the nearest JTAC (joint terminal attack controller
) and relied on Hawg 56 to relay approval for the rare Type III control (JTAC not in visual contact with aircraft or target).
This was against a ground-based machine gun that was firing at the Tiger, which sorted it with rockets under the direction of a Jtac (Joint Terminal Attack Controller
) on the ground--in line with Nato procedures.
A joint terminal attack controller
was able to send his picture of the battlefield--complete with annotations and friendly locations--to the fighter.
As far as I'm concerned I'm out here as a normal JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller
) not Prince Harry.
Progress is occurring in the development of standardized air liaison officer and joint terminal attack controller
The two-man team comprises one joint terminal attack controller
, or JTAC, and one radio operator maintainer and driver, or ROMAD.
Reed states that the joint terminal attack controller
's mission "is highly demanding and often complex." Ibid.
"My JTAC (joint terminal attack controller
) went out with our company commander because intelligence (analysts were) telling us that there were people watching us," said Airman Andrews, a TACP with the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron.