Background Theory Revision Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Org Structure MOD - Air Command
COS Ops-AOBM-ASACS Force Command
ASACS Force Command
ASACS Force Commander-(OC CRC Boulmer - RRH Benbecula/SSSB Aird Uig, RRH Buchan, RRH Brixlee Wood, SSSB Saxa Vord) - (OC CRC Scampton - RRH Staxton Wold - RRH Trimingham - RRH/SSSB Portreath) - (OC 1ACC - Kirton-in-Lindsey)
Describe UKASACS
UK ASACS is part of the NATO Air C2 system. It employs a network o ground-based static, mobile/transportable elements and AEW and Control elements with their associated Automatic Data Processing, display, and communications facilities for air surveillance and weapons control.
CRC Roles
Compiling SRAP - Exchanging SRAP and data with CAOC1, adjacent CRCs, CEW, AEW and Maritime - Assessing air situation within AOR - Assigning and controlling allocated weapons - Managing resources.
E3 Fleet Roles
Surveillance - Control of Weapons - Command Post - Attack support - SAR - Nav - Targeting.
1 ACC Roles
Provide situational awareness of the air environment and tactical air C2 in deployed ops - tasking from JFACC - compiling and dissemination of SRAP - Air C2 - Weapons management.
Surveillance Team and Roles
Weapons Teams Roles
FA - WCS - FM - WC -
Need for Tactical Control of the Air Battle
Detailed and local direction and control o allocated weapons systems necessary to accomplish missions and/or assigned tasks. TACON will normally be delegated down from a higher authority to the CRC/MC.
CRC Execs and Roles
MC, OC CRC, XO, OC Trg Sqn
Diction, Rhythm, Intensity, Pitch, Speed
Airfield Colour States
Blue white green yellow 1&2 amber red black
Contents of weather report in order
Airfield, time, colour state and code, runway in use, QNH/QFE, Surface wind, vis, weather, cloud, restrictions, aids, diversions, .
Airfield recovery states
ILS, PAR, GCA, SRA (surveillance radar approach).
Criteria for diversion airfields
Crash and Weather
Effects of High Pressure
Anti cyclone - less humidity - few clouds - could be small or large area - basically sunny.
Effects of Low Pressure
Cyclones/depressions - clouds and precipitation - could be 100s of feet or 100s of miles -bad weather.
Effects of high winds/jet streams on Ops
Crosswinds effect take off/landing - diversion may be used - speed/direction of aircraft - intercepts more difficult - more/less fuel - AAR difficult.
Effects on Ops of Turbulence
Bumpy flying conditions - normally CAT around tropopause - normally small area effected - structural damage - instrument panels effected.
Cloud reporting
Oktas. 1-4 SCT 5-7 BKN 8 OVC
Airfield colour States and values
Surface visibility and base of cloud layer. B 8/2500 W 5/1500 G 3.7/700 Y 1.6/300 A 0.8/200 R less than 0.8/below 200
Types of Diversion
Grade 1 - mandatory, from aircraft operating authority, pilot must inform if not complying. Grade 2 - advisory, operating authority/ATC, pilot to inform of intentions.
Cloud and visibility ok. No precipitation a or storms. Vis at least 10km.
NATO Surveillance docs
Constant effort, Copper canyon, 80-7
National surveillance docs
National op orders, ASACS Trg directive and assurance manual, SOPs, Staneval directive, JWPs (joint warfare publications).
Local surveillance documents
Local operating procedures, hot files, forward diary, ops wing order book, local op orders.
Personal Proficiency for IDOs
48 console hours in 6 months - QRA every 6 weeks - CR must do 1 AD ex every 6 months - theory exam quarterly - remedial for failure of 3 month absence - STANEVAL checks - Personal log books.
Advantages of AEW
Extensions of low level cover - control of ac outside of land radars - short notice gap coverage.
Disadvantages of AEW
Vulnerable - landing and repairs - subject to weather.
AEW Operational Reports
Tasking signals - Mission reports - TACON joining reports - SITREPS.
Role of RN in AD ops
Low level radar cover - gap filling - electronic surveillance and counter measures - aircraft control - weapons systems and platforms - mobility.
Advantages and disadvantages of Sea Early Warning
Ad - redeployment/gap filling and forward deployment. Disad - vulnerable and comparatively slow.
Types of SEW ships
CVS and Types 42/45 Destroyers
Explain CLAMPS
Co-coordinated land air maritime procedures. Clamp 1 - assigned to air defence. Clamp 2 - capable bit not able to be clamp 1. Clamp 3 - unable to assist but need to receive the RAP. Clamp 4 - capable but in port or anchor.
Explain JAAWSC
Joint anti-air warfare shore co-coordination.
ROE Documents
JSP 398 UK compendium of national rules of engagement. MC 362 NATO rules of engagement.
Political policy indicators
X-RAY - de-escalation, minimise involvement. YANKEE - status quo, forces to maintain regional balance. ZULU - risk of escalation acceptable to achieve aims..
/ 38

Leave a Comment ({[ getComments().length ]})

Comments ({[ getComments().length ]})


{[ comment.comment ]}

View All {[ getComments().length ]} Comments
Ask a homework question - tutors are online