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Definition of Tactical air operations center

Tactical air operations center Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The principal air control agency of the US Marine air command and control system responsible for airspace control and management. It provides real-time surveillance, direction, positive control, and navigational assistance for friendly aircraft. It performs real-time direction and control of all antiair warfare operations, to include manned interceptors and surface-to-air weapons. It is subordinate to the tactical air command center. Also called TAOC. (JP 3-09.3)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )