by Capt. Todd Fleming
AC2ISRC Public Affairs
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) — An Army tank unit runs into heavy resistance from an enemy force. Immediately, a small Air Force unit, called a Tactical Air Control Party, working side by side with the Army’s lead elements, sees the danger of the situation and makes radio contact with some nearby A-10 close air support aircraft. They are vectored in and the problem goes up in smoke.
The Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center is currently working on upgrading the Air Force’s TACPs with new equipment to improve joint and multinational interoperability, battle tracking accuracy and joint combat capability.
TACPs are Air Force teams, usually two to five members, normally collocated with U.S...Read More