1A431 – Airborne Operations Apprentice
Tomorrow's battles will be won not just with superior firepower, but with superior battlefield information. Air battle managers are trained to manage this valuable information as Airborne Warning Command and Control Systems operators. They operate computerized airborne radar sensors and electronic countermeasure equipment, plus maintain communication nets with ground, air and sea surface units. They also gather, record, display, control and distribute information between ground, air and sea surface command and control units. Air battle managers are on flying status as an aircrew member and are required to fly with the aircraft as part of their duties.