Operational Navigation Flight Training Instruction
TARGET CONTRACT OR ASSIGNMENT
Targets will be oriented on axis or perpendicular
relative to the direction of flight. For targets oriented
on axis, the lead should take the target that is closest
and assign the target farthest down range to the
wingman. This will preserve the high/low
attack profile critical to aircraft deconfliction in the
simultaneous attack (Figure 13). For targets
oriented perpendicular relative to flight direction, the
lead should take the target located closest to his side
of the section and assign the wingman the target
closest to the wingman's side of the section. Again,
this will preserve the high/low attack profile to
deconflict (Figure 14).
COMM SEQUENCE (Think T.E.C., Target, Egress,
LEAD: "Sop has a target, left side of the road, six
miles, railroad bridge"
Lead: "Egress south, bracket the road"
Lead: "Sop will take the left side of the bridge, you
take the right side"
Figure 13: LEAD TAKES CLOSEST TARGET
Lead: "Sop popping"
Wing: "Mumbles popping"
Lead: "Sop in low"
Wing: "Mumbles in high, visual"
Lead: "Sop off, low"
Wing: "Mumbles off, high, six clear"
Lead: "Visual, six clear
Figure 14: LEAD TAKES TARGET ON HIS SIDE