Air Combat Systems Officer Course

The primary function of the Air Combat Systems Officer (ACSO) is to plan, coordinate and direct the tactical missions of their aircraft and crew in a highly dynamic environment in order to achieve military objectives. ACS Officers often direct and coordinate the tactical activities of other units to achieve operational objectives. They employ precision tactical navigation systems, sophisticated sensors, communication systems, electronic warfare equipment and weapon delivery systems.

Missions that ACS Officers may lead include:

The course is comprised of two phases including 140 hours of simulator instruction and 65 hours of flight training on the CT-142 Dash 8:

The course is run with a maximum of eight students and is available normally to junior officers, lieutenants and captains.

The language of instruction will be English. Reference material will be provided in English and French to the extent possible. Written examinations will be provided in English and French.

1 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (1CFFTS) has designed the course to consist of 145 training days and is given 6 times a year.

The course is conducted by 402 Squadron, at 17 Wing, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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