Fixed-wing Aircrew Roles - United Task Force (UNITAF) - Arma 3

Fixed-wing Pilot (General)
Tier I Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

Transport aircraft are few and far between in our ORBATs, primarily your role is strategic airlift or airdrop support for infantry, this could mean dropping troops, equipment or assets into the front line from thousands of feet in the air. Such aircraft in use include the C17 Globemaster, C-130 Hercules and to some extent, the MV-22 Osprey.

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Fixed-wing Weapons Systems Operator
Tier I Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

The Weapons System Operator controls the weapon systems on a fixed wing CAS, CAP or Multi-role aircraft.

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Fixed-wing Pilot (CAP)
Tier II Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of flying mission for fighter aircraft. A combat air patrol is an aircraft patrol provided over an objective area, over the force protected, over the critical area of a combat zone, or over an air defense area, for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile aircraft before they reach their target. Combat air patrols apply to both overland and overwater operations, protecting other aircraft, fixed and mobile sites on land, or ships at sea. Aircraft employed typically in this capacity is the F-22 Raptor.

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Fixed-wing Weapons Systems Officer
Tier II Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

The Weapons System Officer controls the weapon systems on a fixed wing CAS, CAP or Multi-role aircraft.

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Fixed-wing Pilot (CAS)
Tier III Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

As a CAS pilot you have the capability to dramatically influence the course of a battle with the timely delivery of your ordnance. Becoming a proficient pilot takes time and is best done offline at first, with simple bombing scenarios and navigational drills to get you up to speed on how best to approach targets, navigate, deliver dumb ordnance, etc. The finesse comes in putting this into play in a live session and being able to communicate with ground elements and safely put bombs on target without friendly casualties.

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Fixed-wing Pilot (Flight Leader)
Tier IV Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

The flight leader is the senior pilot in a formation of aircraft in operations whereby numerus combat pilots are deployed under the authority of a senior pilot. The flight leader is a senior or experienced pilot.

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Fixed-wing Pilot (Multi-role)
Tier IV Fixed-wing Aircrew Role

A multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) is a combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat. A multirole fighter is a multirole combat aircraft which is, at the same time, also a fighter aircraft; in other words, an aircraft whose various roles include, among others, the role of air-to-air combat. Aircraft employed by UNITAF in this role include the FA-18 Super Hornet, and the F-16 FIghting Falcon.

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