Operates airborne operations mission equipment, systems, electro-optical sensor systems, and electronic protection (EP) equipment. Gathers, records, displays, and distributes mission information. Interprets computer-generated displays and alarms. Performs and assists in mission planning. Maintains publications and currency items. Maintains communications nets with ground, air, and maritime units. Performs airborne operations functions under training and operational conditions. Manages, supervises, trains, provides expertise, and evaluates activities. Performs staff functions. Promotes and instills situational awareness in all aspects of airborne operations.
Experience in functions such as target detecting, tracking, reporting target information or receiving, displaying, recording, and relaying threat command, control, and intelligence data from airborne battle management system functions and activities. experience performing or supervising, or airborne battle management system functions and activities.
Operates airborne operations mission equipment. Performs mission planning, preflight, in-flight, and post flight duties according to aircraft technical orders and applicable Air Force Instructions (AFIs). Identifies and maintains surveillance of air, ground, and maritime objects. Interprets computer-generated displays, data, and alarms, and takes appropriate switch actions. Compares track positions with flight data and database files to determine track identification. Gathers, displays, records, and distributes operational mission information. Gathers mission data on ground, air, and maritime objects, and relays data to using agencies. Displays sensor, mission, identification, weather, and other data for battle managers. Updates mission data to tabular displays. Records and reports special interest tracks mission information, weather, emergency signals, and electronic attack (EA) observations. Reviews and reports equipment status and performance. Maintains logs, forms, and database files. Performs electronic-protection (EP) functions. Uses EP techniques to degrade effectiveness of electronic warfare activities or other external interference. Recommends procedures and techniques to improve EP effectiveness. Configures equipment to eliminate or reduce the effects of EA. Maintains coordination with exterior agencies. Maintains status of air and ground activity. Coordinates with and supports other airborne and ground platforms in distributing and relaying operational target and identification data. Monitors radio communications. Coordinates mission profile requirements with internal and external agencies. Reacts to manual and computer-generated console situation and tabular displays to determine optimum airborne equipment settings. Evaluates aircrew academic, simulation, in-flight performances, and systems capabilities, and recommends improvements. Coordinates with airborne, ground, and maritime agencies in distributing and relaying operational threat and identification data. Receives, transmits, and relays encoded and decoded messages from ground command and control agencies. Determines data link requirements. Formats initialization data. Supervises and performs Gunship Sensor Operator Duties. Conducts unconventional/conventional warfare and special operations missions to include close air support, interdiction, armed reconnaissance, combat search and rescue, and limited forward air control. Preflights, operates, limited in-flight trouble-shooting and repair, and post flights AC-130H/U gunship sensor detection systems. Monitors radio communications. Determines disposition and locations of hostile and/or friendly forces by studying available intelligence data. Positions the aircraft using sensor systems to detect, acquire, identify, and track enemy and/or friendly forces. Fires gunship weapon systems during combat missions to ensure desired level of target destruction. Performs real-time battle damage assessment and operates all mission video/audio recording equipment. Instructs, evaluates, and supervises airborne operations system activities. Conducts training for airborne operations systems personnel. Develops and reviews instructional methods and procedures used in Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Upgrade Training (UGT), and Continuation Training (CT). Reviews training status and recommends remedial training. Evaluates aircrew academic, simulation, and in-flight performances. Reviews trend analysis of flight evaluations to identify training deficiencies. Supervises subordinates during the performance of their duties. Reviews training status and arranges additional, remedial, and continuation training. Conducts periodic inspections of aircrew operations and unit activities. Performs staff functions. Performs staff duties at squadron level and above where aircrew command and control, and gunship sensor operator expertise is required. Plans and organizes airborne command and control sy
Experience in managing airborne battle management systems or gunship sensor systems activities.