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FireStorm - Enables Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) and Joint Forward Observers (JFO) to seamlessly integrate with airborne assets for ground targeting and call for fire missions.
In this process, the joint tactical air controller, joint Fires observer, fire support officer and tactical air control party liaisons coordinate air-ground operations integration requirements through liaisons at the division echelon to enhance shared understanding.
Being demonstrated as well is the new Joint Tactical Air Controller system prototype for dismounted soldiers and the highly successful soldier-worn Aviation Warrior system with eye-level monocle display and 3D Audio.
Cpl Mather decided to become a Forward Air Controller after seeing the Joint Tactical Air Controllers and the Fire Support Teams on an exercise in Arizona and describes it as by far the greatest and most challenging job he has done in the Armed Forces.
Col Richard Kemp - former Commander of UK Forces in Afghanistan - said: "Although it appears the Joint Tactical Air Controller made a terrible error I am sure it is right he doesn't face prosecution.
That F-15 handed the mission off to an F-16, which then reported the insurgents' movement to the joint tactical air controller.
That personal relationship yielded many positive results for the joint tactical air controllers (JTACs) directing air assets from remote forward operating bases and outposts throughout Afghanistan.
As Joint Tactical Air Controller he would have called in air strikes to protect his base and Camp Dwyer behind it.