type State
Label Close Air Support Sorties
Reference Technical Report DRIY-TR-1994-001 HQ ACC/DRIY TBM Architecture Project 25 January 1994 summary diagram; TBM C4I AOC page 15
Alias CAS
Definition Planners identify the Close Air Support (CAS) missions and develop the ATO inputs for those missions. These inputs include scheduled mission times as well as alert requirements for CAS aircraft. These sorties are separated early in the planning process so that planners are certain that the ground support requirements are satisfied. Those sorties cannot be used to support air requirements.