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AIR OPERATIONS ( CONTROL ) SERGEANT

The Non-Commissioned Controller ( NCC ) trade is a diverse , exciting and complex employment area which directs and supports operations both in the UK and around the world . The three key employment areas are Terminal Air Traffic Control ( providing an ATC service at an airfield ), Area Control ( working alongside civilian air traffic controllers at the Air Traffic Control Centre at Swanwick ) and finally as a Weapons Controller ( directing fast jet aircraft to intercept potentially hostile aircraft that threaten the integrity of UK airspace and overseas battlespace ).
Using state of the art radar and communications technology you will be trained to :
l Safely integrate military and civilian aircraft departing from and arriving at military airfields .
l Become part of the team that order Typhoon fast-jets to scramble and intercept suspect aircraft .
l Control fighter , bomber , surveillance , refuelling and even unmanned aircraft as they support a number of different training and operational tasks .
l Work alongside civilian controllers as an Area Radar controller ensuring military aircraft operate safely amongst civilian airliners in the UK ’ s congested airspace .
l Provide specialist battlespace management support to both UK and multi-national exercises and operations around the world .
l Deploy on military operations as part of the Tactical Air Traffic Control team that establishes temporary runways in austere locations in support of a number of agencies including UK Special Forces .
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