TacAir News and Views
First Live Close Air Support Sorties
SF-260TP Coming Off Target at USAF Dare County Range
With the increased need for precision air support in military operations around the globe, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) are more and more in demand. As training and currency requirements for these critical individuals grow, the ability of the military to provide air assets to help train them (such as F-16s, A-10s and F/A-18s) has decreased, resulting in a training gap. TacAir has been working to provide a solution for some time.
TacAir also flies live CAS in the only Embraer A-29 Super Tucano in North America. The Super Tucano is the most capable CCAS aircraft in the industry. It was selected as the USAF Light Attack Support (LAS) aircraft to equip the Afghan Air Force. TacAir is the only commercial provider flying with approved Original Equipment Manufacturer ordnance release authority.
- By Gerry Gallop (Tactical Air Support, Inc.)