Definition of forward air controller (airborne)

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forward air controller (airborne)

'forward air controller (airborne)' is an military term meaning '(DOD) 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 control party. A qualified and current forward air controller (airborne) will be recognized across the Department of Defense as capable and authorized to perform terminal attack control. Also called FAC(A)'.

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