The term "forward air controller" (FAC) has become "forward air controller (airborne)" (FAC[A]) to distinguish it from the US Marine Corps' term for a naval aviator serving as a joint terminal attack controller
on the ground.
Additionally, while flying a training sortie in support of GREEN FLAG West, his crew was tasked to support Joint Terminal Attack Controller
(JTACs) working in concert with a flight of F-16s loaded with live ordnance.
The two-man team comprises one joint terminal attack controller
, or JTAC, and one radio operator maintainer and driver, or ROMAD.
Wearable FireStorm enables Joint Terminal Attack Controller
(JTAC) and Joint Fires Observer to seamlessly integrate with airborne assets.
The Air Force intends for the 57th OG to include the CAS-dedicated organization with a tactical air support squadron, which would provide dedicated air support to the Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Qualification Course, USAF Weapons School, and Green Flag and Red Flag exercises capitalizing on the existing CAS expertise and schoolhouses currently at Nellis AFB.
Specifically, CAE and Draken will explore collaborative development and pursuit of integrated live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training in areas such as air combat support, contracted adversary and aggressor air training, embedded simulation, tactical training, threat simulation, and joint terminal attack controller
From the command and control center in Toulouse, users operated the Joint Terminal Attack Controller
(JTAC) simulator and Air Superiority Operation Center RealFires Simulator.
WSTPW is designed to train - A single soldier, group (team) in the use of full-time military equipment (TS) and to carry out specific tactical actions of troops on land, air and sea, in collaboration with the sniper and observer and operator of heavy weapons and operates the Joint Terminal Attack Controller
(JTAC );- Commanders in command of the group (team) in the battle in different environments and weather conditions and times of day.
The tests, which involved 50 successful sorties near Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, showed that a warfighter serving as a joint terminal attack controller
(JTAC) on the ground could, in seamless coordination with a pilot, successfully command an airstrike with as few as three clicks on a tablet.
Rockwell Collins has unveiled the Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Mobile (JTAC-Mobile) product, a new lightweight, tablet-based software application designed to support forward deployed JTAC personnel.
and NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controller
systems during the ANG Operational Assessment and Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment in 2010.
Confidence, accuracy, situational awareness and the right equipment all come into play when a joint terminal attack controller
is targeting for close air support, said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins.