Defensive Fire Control Systems Operator

Detect, evade and destroy airborne threat during combat or training.
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What do Defensive Fire Control Systems Operators do?

Operates inflight fire control system to detect intrusion of enemy aerial vehicles and to evade or destroy airborne threat during combat or training: Observes radar scope to detect blips indicative of aerial vehicles. Identifies vehicles following manual procedures. Notifies superior of presence of enemy aircraft, missile, or other aerial vehicle. Presses buttons as directed by superior to activate automatic tracking system and to automatically fire weapons and infrared missile launcher to destroy enemy or simulated threat. Diagnoses equipment malfunction. Replaces defective parts and wiring and adjusts mechanical parts.


Should I be a Defensive Fire Control Systems Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Aviation Electronic Warfare Operator, Combat Direction Finding System (An/Srs-1) Operator See More

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    Defensive Fire Control Systems Operator

    Defensive Fire Control Systems Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Defensive Fire Control Systems Operator-related education!
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