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What are the weapons systems on the AC-130U

25mm Cannon
40mm Bofors Cannon
105mm Howitzer

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What are the weapons systems on the AC-130H

40mm Bofors Cannon
105mm Howitzer

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What are the weapon systems on the AC-130W

30mm Cannon
Griffin

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TTFACOR

Threat
Targets (enemy situation)
Friendly Situation
Artillery
Clearance Authority
Ordinance
Remarks/Restrictions

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How do you adjust gunship rounds

Cardinal direction and range from impact to desired target

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How do you adjust helicopter rounds

Left/Right
Add/Drop

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How do you inform a gunship that rounds are impacting the target

"Fire for effect"

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How do you inform helicopters that rounds are impacting the target

"On target, on target, on target"

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Sparkle

Mark target with pointer

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Rope

Illuminate A/C with pointer by circling A/C with pointer

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Snake

Walk pointer from a know location moving it back and forth as to snake out to the target for better acquisition by the A/C

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Steady

Steady IR beam on target

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Stop

Terminate IR beam

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25mm danger close range

95m

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40mm danger close range

95m

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105mm danger close range

190m

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30mm danger close range

100m

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MEDEVAC 9 line

1. Location
2. Freq and call sign
3. # patients / status
4. Special equipment
5. Type of patients
6. Enemy/security at site
7. Type mark
8. Patient nationality
9. NBC conditions

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What does a red star cluster signify on an HLZ

Call for fire

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For planning purposes, how much "play time" should you expect when working with AC-130 gunships

5 hours

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What does Green star cluster mean for an HLZ

Cold exfil

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What does a green and red star cluster mean on an HLZ

Hot exfil

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CAS 9 Line

1. IP/BP (FW/RW)
2. Heading and Offset
3. Distance to target from IP/BP
4.* Target Elevation
5. Target Description
6.* Target Location
7. Type Mark and Code
8. Location of Closest Friendlies
9. Egress

Remarks/*Restrictions

(*mandatory readbacks)

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Meters to Feet

Meters x 3.28

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Mills in 1 degree

17.7 mills = 1 degree

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Aircraft Check In

Number and Type AC
Position and Altitude
Ordnance (Fuzing, Laser Code)
Time on station
Type Sensor and Capabilities
Abort Code
*Remarks

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CAS FLOW

CAS AC Check in
Situation Update (TTFACOR)
Game Plan
CAS Brief

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CAS 5 Line

1. AC Callsign, this is Observer CS, 5 line, type control, method attack, ordinance
2. My Position________ Marked by ________
3. Target Location (Magnetic bearing and Range in Meters)
4. Target Description/Marked by
5. Remarks________, Over

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Arizona

No antiradition missile ordnance remaining

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(weapon) Away

Release/Launch of specified weapon. (E.g. Birds Away, Pigs Away) include launch location in bullseye format

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Bingo

Fuel state needed for recovery

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Bird(s) ONE, TWO, THREE Away (Group Name)

S/A Friendly SAM has been fired at designated Target

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Blind

No visual contact with FRIENDLYaircraft/ground position. Opposite of visual

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(Target/Object) Captured

Specified surface target/object has been acquired and is being tracked with an onboard sensor

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Chattermark

Begin using briefed radio procedures to counter communications jamming.

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Contact

1. Sensor SA at the stated position. 2. (Air to Surface) acknowledges sighting of a specified reference point (either visually or via sensor.) 3. (Air-to-Air) individual radar return within a GROUP or or ARM (Anti Radiation Missile)

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Drop(ping)

1. Stop / Stopping monitoring of specified emitter / target / GROUP and resume / resuming search responsibilities
2. Remove emitter / target from tactical picture/track stores
3. Remove a specific system or EOB category from searching

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Long Rifle

Friendly Air to Surface long range missile launce (e.g. AGM-130, SLAM-ER

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Looking

Aircrew does not have the ground object, reference point, or target in sight

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Lowdown

Request for the tactical ground picture in an area of interest

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Magnum (system of location)

(A/S or EW) or Launch of friendly anti-radiation missile

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Meld

A/A Bias radar coverage IAW briefed Parameters. 2. A/A Shift radar responsibilitites from sanitizing to gaining SA on assigned group

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Mover(s)

Unidentified surface vehicle(s) in motion

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No Joy

Aircrew Does not have visual contact with the target/bandit. Opp of TALLY

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PIG(S)

Friendly Glide Weapon(s). E.g. JSOW

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Play Time

amount of time A/C can remain on station. given in hours plus minutes (e.g. ONE PLUS THIRTY)

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POGO (Freq)

Switch to communication channel number preceding POGO. If unable to establish communications, switch to channel number following POGO. If no channel number follows POGO return to this channel.

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Posture

Communicates Sensor Posture (Offensive, defensive, or neutral) by the JTAC to assets. Does not imply the friendly ground forces' tactical situation.

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Remington

No ordnance remaining except gun or self-protect ammo

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Rifle

(A/S, UAS) Friendly Air to Surface missile launch

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Sort

A/A assignment of responsibility within a GROUP. criteria can be met visually, electronically (i.e. radar). or both

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Splash(ed)

1. Target Destroyed
2. Weapons Impact
3. Informative call to observer or spotter 5 seconds prior to impact

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Squirter

A ground borne object of interest departing the objective area

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Sunshine

Illuminating target with artificial illumination

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Tally

Sighting of a target, non friendly AC, or enemy position. Opposite of NO JOY

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Track (Direction)

Group / CONTACT's direction of flight / movement.
2. Directive call assigning responsibility to maintain sensors/visual on a defined object or area to an asset.
3. Rotary Wing directive call to establish race track

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Visual

Sighting of friendly Aircraft or Ground position

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Cease (activity)

Discontinue stated activity e.g. CEASE LASER

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Deadeye

laser designation system inop

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Laser On

Start / acknowledge laser designation

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Lasing

The speaker is firing the laser

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negative laser

Laser has not been acquired

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Shift (Direction)

Shift laser/ IR / radar / device energy / aimpoint.
Note: Can be used to shift from the offset position onto the target. Also used during multi aircraft attack to shift laser energy or target assignments

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SPOT

1. Acquisition of laser designnation
2. Platform is LST capable

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Stare
(With laser code and reference point)

Cue the laser spot search/tracker function on the specified laser code in relation to the specified point. Point may include the following: Steerpoint, GEOREF, Bearing and range, or data link point

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Ten Seconds

Standby for LASER ON call in approx. 10 Seconds

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Burn

IR Illuminator is being used to provide illumination of surface points of interest for AC-130

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Pulse

Illuminating a position with flashing IR energy

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Stop Burn

Directive call to discontinue IR illumination for AC-130 operations

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Check Capture

Target appears to be no longer tracked by sesnsor

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check focus

sensor image appears to be out of focus

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Declutter

Authoritative request for pilot/controller to remove targeting symbology to allow user to see better picture of target

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Handshake

1. Link 16 Air Control NPG initiation between air control unit and controlled aircraft
2. VDL Established

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Hollow

1. Data DL msg not received.
2. Lost Video DL

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(Expect) Hollow

A condition will likely exist that limits video DL. Terrain, maneuvers, ect.

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SET

1. Have set particular speed
2. No longer slewing sensor and awaiting further updates
3. Overwatch AC is in position

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Shadow

Follow indicated target

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Slew

Move sensor in the direction indicated (usually indicated with a unit of measure)

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Stake

1. Reference Point for A/S targeting operations
2. Full-motion video system mark has been set and is used as a frame reference.

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Switch

1. Switch the setting on the referenced item
2. (Camera) Switch full-motion video to EO or IR
3. (Polarity) Switch IR polarity to Black or White HOT

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Switch Camera

Full motion video to EO or IR

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Switch Polarity

Switch IR to Black or White HOT

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Switch Sensor

Request from the FMV operator to ask aircrew to switch to CCD(TV) mode or FLIR (IR)

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Zoom (In/Out)

Increase/Decrease the sensor's focal length. Usually followed by 1, 2, 3 or 4 to indicate number of FOV's to change

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MK 82/BLU-111

500 lb Bomb

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MK 83/BLU-110

1,000 lb Bomb

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MK 84/BLU-117

2,000 lb Bomb

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GBU 10

2,000 lb Bomb
LGB

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GBU 12

500 lb Bomb
LGB

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GBU 16

1000 lb Bomb
LGB

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GBU 31

2,000 lb Bomb
JDAM

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GBU 32

1,000 lb Bomb
JDAM

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GBU 38

500 lb
JDAM/LJDAM

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AGM 65

Maverick (ALL)

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AGM 176

GRIFFEN

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HLZ Black

Location
Marking
Obstacles
Winds
Friendlies (Direction from HLZ orientation)
Enemy (Direction from HLZ, activity and type)
Remarks (Dimensions and slope, # PAX, TOT/TTT, Ingress and egress)

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TYPE 1 control

JTAC visually acquires target and attacking aircraft.

Attacking Aircraft will visually acquire mark/target prior to weapons release/launch.

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TYPE 2 control

JTAC REQUIRES Control of individual attack. Any of following exist:
-JTAC is unable to visually acquire attacking A/C
-JTAC unable to visually acquire target

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TYPE 3 Control

JTAC requires ability to provide clearance for multiple attacks within a single engagement subject to restrictions.
-JTAC Is unable to visually acquire the attacking aircraft at weapons release
-JTAC Is unable to to visually acquire target
-Attacking AC is unable to acquire the mark/target prior to weapon release

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TEFACHR
-WX

Threats
Enemy
Friendly
Arty
Clearance
Hazards
Restrictions

-Weather