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Air Force explores lighter and faster TACPs

15th May 2019 - 13:10 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The US Air Force is preparing to work with industry to modernize the capabilities of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). Specifics of the modernization interest, including plans for a mid-June industry day, were outlined in a recently-released RfI. 

As described in the announcement, a TACP is an USAF individual or team aligned with either a conventional United States Army unit or with an Air Force, Army, Marine, or Navy special operations team. TACPs provide precision terminal attack guidance of US and coalition fixed and rotary-wing close air support (CAS) aircraft, artillery, and naval gunfire. They also establish and maintain

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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