Watch the deployment and extraction of special forces in an area cleared by attack helicopters during night operations directed by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers or JTACs. The Czech Armed Forces train this skill among other during live-flying JTAC exercise Ample Strike once a year with international participants and theatre-realistic scenarios. NATO Allies prepare across the whole spectrum of operations ensuring the Alliance has ready and well-trained forces available to conduct meaningful and credible Deterrence and Defence. Training activities like these help ensure JTAC forces keep their skills current.
Allied Joint Terminal Attack Controllers provide the capability to guide aircraft and helicopters during operations on the ground. They support the land forces commander with critical Close Air Support from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) is the term used in the United States Armed Forces and some other military forces for a qualified service member who directs the action of military aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations from a forward position. The term that is used in most other countries, as well as previously in the U.S. and in the relevant NATO standard, is Forward Air Controller.