TACTICAL LEAD-IN(TLI)

QUALIFICATION

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

OBJECTIVE 1:  Learn, fly, and maneuver in the common defensive and offensive tactical formations used within VNAO

OBJECTIVE 2:  Learn what the F.E.N.C.E. check is and how to properly "F.E.N.C.E.-In" and "F.E.N.C.E.-Out"

OBJECTIVE 3: Learn what sensors and indicators are available in the F/A-18C to detect surface to air threats within the area 

OBJECTIVE 4: Learn the options and techniques available to defend against surface to air  threats should be be engaged

OBJECTIVE 5: Learn how to employ the AGM-88C HARM against surface to air threats

OBJECTIVE 6:  Learn the basics of Suppression/Destruction (SEAD/DEAD) Operations within VNAO

TACTICAL LEAD-IN SYLLABUS

1.  TACTICAL FORMATIONS​​

1.1.  Formation Theory & Basics

1.2.  Formation Types

1.3.  Formation Maneuvering

2.  F.E.N.C.E. OPERATIONS

2.1.  F.E.N.C.E Check Meaning & Theory

2.2.  F.E.N.C.E Check

3.  THREAT DETECTION

3.1.  Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)

3.2.  Annunciator Panel

3.3.  Electronic Warfare (EW) Page

3.4  HUD & JHMCS

3.5  Situational Awareness Page

4.  THREAT COUNTERMEASURES

4.1.  Countermeasure Theory

4.2.  Countermeasure Setup & Management

 

5.  THREAT MANEUVERING

5.1.  Terrain

5.2.  Outrunning

5.3.  Notching

6.  THREAT ENGAGEMENT

6.1.  AGM-88C High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM)

A.  CHECKRIDE 3

3.A.  Objective 1:  Tactical Basic Formations & Maneuvering Demonstration

3.B.  Objective 2:  Basic SEAD Operations

QUALIFICATION CHECKRIDE

CHECKRIDE 3: TLI CHECKRIDE​​

LOCATION & DURATION                                                                      

Location:  Caucasus Map

Duration:  1 Hour

RECOMMENDED LOADOUT                                                                           

                                                                   STATIONS

     1               2               3               4               5               6               7               8               9

 AIM-9X        AGM-88C   AGM-88C     AIM-120C       FUEL        AIM-120C    AGM-88C     AGM-88C      AIM-9X 

WAYPOINTS                                                                                                    Launch:        Carrier via CASE I

Waypoint 1:  High-level turnpoint

Waypoint 2:  Entry into threat area

Waypoint 3:  Target

Waypoint 4:  Egress/Case I drop-off

Recovery:     Carrier via CASE I

PASS/FAIL CRITERIA                                                                                    

  • Destroy one target using AGM-88C via TOO Mode

  • Demonstrate proper use of chaff & flare

  • Demonstrate proper notching procedures

  • Demonstrate proper use of terrain masking

  • Demonstrate proper use of course reversal for evasion

NOTES                                                                                                

  • ​N/A

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TRAINING AIDS & REFERENCES

1. TACTICAL FORMATIONS                                  

2. F.E.N.C.E OPERATIONS                                   

3. THREAT DETECTION                                       

4. THREAT COUNTERMEASURES                           

5. THREAT MANEUVERING                                  

6. THREAT ENGAGEMENT