Accession Number : ADA486944

Title :   Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. FAC Operations in Close Air Support Role in SVN

Corporate Author : PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV

Personal Author(s) : Overton, James B.

PDF Url : ADA486944

Report Date : 31 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report addresses the role of the Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Southeast Asia. The various categories of FACs are discussed, including the function of the Ground FAC and the duties he performs. With quick reaction and responsiveness to requirements generated by the SEA conflict, the FAC became increasingly important to the effectiveness of airpower in the conflict. This report reviews the ALO/FAC/SCAR system, including organization, manning, and training. It delineates efforts expended in controlling and coordinating airstrikes, as well as other actions during operations. The final chapter outlines new proposals and innovations pertaining to advanced technology and seeks better ways to accomplish the accepted FAC process.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, *SOUTH VIETNAM, *CLOSE SUPPORT, *FORWARD OBSERVERS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, AIR FORCE TRAINING, AIR STRIKES, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, LOSSES, AIR POWER, SOUTHEAST ASIA, SQUADRONS, BOMBING, VIETNAM WAR, TARGET ACQUISITION, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, LESSONS LEARNED, MAINTENANCE, MILITARY HISTORY

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE