first published on March 1, 2019 by Will
Unique footage out of Syria shows what appears to be a team of Russian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) working up close air support missions for Mi-28 Havoc attack helicopters while embedded with their host nation counterparts.
In March of 2016 an unconfirmed Russian JTAC’s last-stand radio transmission transcript went viral on the web. It reportedly documented a deadly battle in which Alexander Prokhorenko, a Russian Spec Ops air controller, was surrounded by an overwhelming enemy. According to the transcript, he made the decision to call in a massive airstrike on his own position, killing dozens of enemy as well as himself.