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Question? FAC/JTAC British Army

Discussion in 'Ask A Question ??' started by Herc15, Mar 11, 2018.


  1. Herc15

    Herc15 Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Evening,
    could someone help me to understand the distribution and training of FAC's in the MOD. Are they trained by the RAF then attached to the regiment or do they join their regiment first and then get additional qualifications?
    sorry all rather confusing as i am struggling to express what i mean...
     
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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Forward Air Controllers (FAC) are highly trained specialists who provide a vital link between air and ground forces. Their primary role is to communicate with attack aircraft and call in attack runs on targets on the ground. An FAC, or Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), as they are known in U.S. and NATO circles are trained to call in air support from jets, helicopter gunships and armed drones.

    It is my understanding that training is open to all arms of the British Forces
     
  3. Herc15

    Herc15 Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    OK, so for example i could join the Para's then specialise as a FAC/JTAC?
     
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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    As far as i am aware mate
     
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    Herc15 Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    thanks muchly
     
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