forward air controller
noun Date: 1952 a military officer who directs from a forward position on the ground or in the air the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support of land forces

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  • Forward Air Controller — Ein Forward Air Controller (FAC) (dt. Fliegerleitoffizier) leitet von einem Ort in unmittelbarer Nähe des Kampfgeschehens (vorgeschoben) oder aus einem Gefechtsstand den Einsatz von Kampfflugzeugen bei Luftnahunterstützungsmissionen (CAS… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • forward air controller — priešakinis skrydžių vadovas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kvalifikuotas asmuo, kuris iš priešakinių antžeminių pozicijų ar ore koordinuoja kovinių orlaivių veiksmus artimajai sausumos pajėgų paramai iš oro. atitikmenys: angl. forward air… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • forward air controller — An officer (aviator/pilot) member of the tactical air control party who, from a forward ground or airborne position, controls aircraft in close air support of ground troops. Also called FAC. See also close air support …   Military dictionary

  • forward air controller — A member of the air contact team party who, from a forward ground or airborne position, controls strike aircraft in close air support operations …   Aviation dictionary

  • forward air controller — noun : the person either on the ground or in the air near the front lines who in close air support operations spots enemy troops, guns, tanks, and other targets and by radio directs fighter bombers in attacks on these targets …   Useful english dictionary

  • forward air controller — flight inspector …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forward air controller (airborne) — A specifically trained and qualified aviation officer who exercises control from the air of aircraft engaged in close air support of ground troops. The forward air controller (airborne) is normally an airborne extension of the tactical air… …   Military dictionary

  • Forward air control — A forward air controller (FAC) is a qualified individual who, from a forward position on the ground or in the air, directs the action of military aircraft engaged in close air support of land forces.Forward Air Controller is an official acronym… …   Wikipedia

  • Air traffic control — For the Canadian musical group, see Air Traffic Control (band). Airport Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdam s Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands …   Wikipedia

  • Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company — ANGLICO (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company) refers to several small units of the United States Marine Corps who specialize in coordinating artillery, naval gunfire and close air support (CAS) for the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Army, and allied… …   Wikipedia

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