The Important Role of Air Traffic Control in Defence

Air traffic Control

Guys, do you know that there is something like Air traffic? Yes you can get in traffic due to many aircrafts in the air. When we hear something like that a thought comes to mind: how does an aircraft know the safest route for its travel ? All the aircrafts are directed to the safe routes by Air Traffic Control (ATC).

What is Air Traffic Control ?

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through a given section of controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC worldwide is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of air traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots. 

Air traffic controllers monitor the location of aircraft in their assigned airspace by radar and communicate with the pilots by radio. To prevent collisions, ATC enforces traffic separation rules, which ensure each aircraft maintains a minimum amount of empty space around it at all times.

The pilot in command is the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft and may, in an emergency, deviate from ATC instructions to the extent required to maintain safe operation of their aircraft

In some countries, ATC plays a security or defensive role, or is operated by the military.

Role of ATC in Defense

The Indian Navy operates various types of modern aircraft from ashore as well as from ships. Air Traffic Control Officers in the Indian Navy control naval fighter aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and multi-role helicopters both ashore and afloat. In no other career, does an officer get exposed to such a wide spectrum of opportunities to keep abreast of modern and latest developments in the field of Air Traffic Control. Life in the Navy is full of challenges and adventures. The Navy provides some of the finest training facilities, which will turn you into a skilled professional, mentally agile and physically fit officer.

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