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FMF (ACE) 122


primary mission of marine corps aviation / MAW to participate as the air component of the marine air ground task force, in the seizure and defense of advance naval bases and to conduct such land operations as may be essential for prosecution of a naval campaign.
collateral mission of marine corps aviation is to participate as an integral component of naval aviation in the execution of such other navy functions as the fleet commanders so direct
expeditionary aspects of marine corps aviation marine corps aviation is organized, trained and equipped to function as the MAGTF air combat element (ACE)
MAGTF aviation functional areas Offensive Air support Anti-Air Warfare Assault support air logistical support battle space illumination air reconnaissance electronic warefare control of aircraft and missiles
Offensive Air Support (OAS) those air operations conducted against enemy installations, facilities and personnel to directly assist the attainment of MAGTF objectives
Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) the action required to destroy or reduce to an acceptable level the enemy air and missile threat.
Assault Support the use of aircraft to provide tactical mobility and logistic support for the MAGTF
Tasks of assault support combat assault transport air defense (active and passive) aerial delivery operations aerial refueling air evacuation tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel
combat assault transport provides mobility and logistic support to the MAGTF. it can be used to rapidly deploy forces, bypass obstacles or redeploy forces to meet the enemy threat.
Air defense all defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles in the atmosphere or reduce the effectiveness of such an attack.
active air defense direct defensive action taken to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or reduce the effectiveness of such an attack
passive air defense all measures other than active defense taken to minimize the effects of hostile air action. these include the use of cover concealment camouflage deception, dispersion,electronic protection and protective construction
aerial delivery operations transport equipment and supplies to FOBs or remote areas
Aerial refueling allows MAGTF aircraft to conduct flight-ferrying operations, extend time on station, and extend mission range.
Air Evacuation provides transportation of personnel and equipment from FOBs or remote areas by using transport helicopters and aircraft
Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) the recovery of personnel and equipment while preventing additional loss.
Air logistical support operations are conducted by using fixed-wing aircraft to provide assault support of MAGTF forces on the ground in much the same manner as helicopters.
battle space illumination provided by both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft and is used to provide light in the battle space area
air reconnaissance the acquisition of intelligence information by employing visual observation and/or sensors in air vehicles
electronic warfare any military action involving the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum
Electronic Attack (EA) involving the use of electromagnetic directed energy or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities or equipment with the intent of degrading neutralizing or destroying enemy combat capability
Electronic Protection (EP) actions taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy employment of electronic warfare that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability.
Electronic Support actions tasked by, or under direct control of, an operational commander to search for, intercept, identify, and locate sources of intentional and unintentional radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition.
Control Of Aircraft And Missiles the coordinated employment of facilities, equipment, communications, procedures, and personnel that allows the ACE commander to plan, direct, and control the efforts of the ACE to support accomplishment of the MAGTF’s mission.
Created by: PALDIS