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air operations center

Definition/Scope: Formerly called the tactical air control center, a ground based element of the theater air control system that is divided between the plans and operations functions. Its primary function is to provide the staff necessary to support the air component commander in his function as the airspace control authority. The Army representative at this element is the battlefield coordination element.



Used For:

tactical air control center

Acronym:

AOC

Broader Terms:

Combat Plans Division
Joint Time Sensitive Target Management
operations center

Narrower Terms:

air operations coordination center
Battlefield Coordination Detachment
combined air operations center
National Airborne Operations Center
naval tactical air control center

Related Terms:

battlefield coordination element
tactical air controller
Theater Air Control System


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