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Old 7 September 2014, 00:07
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Investigation into Fratricide in Arghandab

Highly recommended reading for terminal controllers. If you can get the unredacted version on the high side, I'm sure it's an even more valuable read. Lot of things went sideways on this one. I do question the IO's assertion that the aircrew believed the Sniper pod could see IR strobes - one of the sworn statements indicates the aircrew were actively scanning with NODs for strobes in the target area. Either way, when dropping in close proximity to friendly forces, make damn sure you know where all of your elements are located.

http://www.scribd dot com/doc/238691680/Friendly-Fire-Airstrike-in-the-Vicinity-of-Arghandab-Afghanistan-9-Jun-14
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Old 7 September 2014, 06:34
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when dropping in close proximity to friendly forces, make damn sure you know where all of your elements are located.
Exactly, this applies to both the aircrew and ground forces. The aircrew relies on what the JTAC has relayed, so ensure you (as a JTAC) are passing the latest/most accurate grids and markings. Another negative aspect in the report was poor comms. It's been my experience that you better have a minimum of three radios. I carried two PRC117s and a MBITR.
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Old 7 September 2014, 09:21
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Old 8 September 2014, 07:29
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TFG, this one works: http://www.scribd.com/doc/238691680/...istan-9-Jun-14
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Old 7 November 2014, 17:05
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Seeing strobes at night with NODs / NVGs from an aircraft is one thing - correlating that back into the cockpit and a FLIR display with any accuracy is another.
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