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ground control element

Definition/Scope: A ground control element is a unit that controls the aircraft elements within their area of operations. The control includes the mission planning and physical control of the aircraft while it is in the air. It is the smallest element of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF).



Acronym:

GCE

Broader Terms:

1st Marine Division
Ground Control Station
Marine Air-Ground Task Force

Related Terms:

line of sight
Multi-National Force - West
Unmanned Aerial Systems


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