Accession Number : ADA590367


Title :   Improvement of Hungarian Joint Terminal Attack Program


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Marton, Imre


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a590367.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : In 2006, Hungarian Defense Force started a Joint Terminal Attack Controller Program in order to provide access to joint fire support for Hungarian ground forces participating in NATO missions. The program made progress, and was accredited initially in 2012. However, there are shortfalls in the program; hence it still relies on assistance of the US. This thesis examined the possible improvement of the Hungarian JTAC Program in order to make it more effective and independent. The study focused on four fields: material, facilities, training, and organization. The method of the research was comparing the existing Hungarian conditions with an ideal program based on US standards and experiences in order to highlight the gaps require feasible solutions for improvement. The result of this study is that conditions and resources of Hungarian Defense Force meet the requirement of sustaining the existing JTAC program. However, the shortfalls in material and facilities preclude effective Hungarian certification training. Therefore, international cooperation with NATO partners is essential not just in case of sharing experience, but in case of initial training of Hungarian JTACs as well.


Descriptors :   *HUNGARY , *TERMINAL DEFENSE , ACCESS , COOPERATION , FIRE SUPPORT , NATO , RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE