Marine Air Command and Control System
Definition/Scope: (FM 3-52) Marine Air Command and Control System provides the aviation combat element (ACE) commander with the personnel, equipment, facilities, and procedures required to effectively command, control, and coordinate all Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) air operations. The Marine air wing (MAW) provides the air command element with most necessary personnel and equipment to establish the MACCS. Pilots and naval flight officers (NFOs) fill critical billets within the MACCS, which requires the expertise of a Marine aviator and NFO. The tactical air command center, Marine air traffic control, tactical air operations center, low-altitude air defense, early warning/control, direct air support center, tactical air control party, and forward air controller (airborne) are the primary agencies of the MACCS.
Broader Terms:defense command and control systems