JTACs • Exercise Ample Strike • Czech Republic • Sep 2020

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs)

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) from six NATO Allies gathered in the Czech Republic to practise calling in air strikes from Allied aircraft during exercise Ample Strike 20. It’s the job of the JTACs to make sure military jets hit their target. Held annually in the Czech Republic, the exercise enables JTACs to develop their skills calling in close air support from different Allied jets. This high-stakes, painstaking process can be complicated by language barriers, so practice is crucial. Participating nations included the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the United States. Footage includes shots of a Czech JTAC calling in airstrikes, shots of Czech soldiers clearing a village and an interview with a Czech JTAC.Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) from six NATO Allies gathered in the Czech Republic to practise calling in air strikes from Allied aircraft during exercise Ample Strike 20. It’s the job of the JTACs to make sure military jets hit their target. Held annually in the Czech Republic, the exercise enables JTACs to develop their skills calling in close air support from different Allied jets. This high-stakes, painstaking process can be complicated by language barriers, so practice is crucial. Participating nations included the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the United States. Footage includes shots of a Czech JTAC calling in airstrikes, shots of Czech soldiers clearing a village and an interview with a Czech JTAC.