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Firepower Control Team

Definition/Scope: An element of the Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) responsible for requesting, coordinating, and controlling naval air and naval gunfire. The ANGLICO liaison officer becomes part of the squadron fire support element and FCTs locate with the troops. When an FCT cannot call a fire mission, a troop FIST may do so through the liaison officer. Most FCTs are also qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controller, which means that they are qualified to control aircraft engaged in close air support.



Used For:

Close Air Support

Acronym:

FCT

Broader Terms:

Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Close Air Support
fire direction officer
Forward Air Controller
naval gunfire
US Marine Corps

Narrower Terms:

artillery and mortar support
combat observation and lasing team
indirect fire support

Related Terms:

air power
Fire Support Coordinator
Fire Support Officer
Fire Support Team


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