Air battle managers support Exercise Antler South

A man wearing an olive green flight suit and holding a helmet kneels in front of a dark blue jet aircraft.
Lieutenant Kevin Hall, an air battle manager from Canadian Air Defence Sector in North Bay, Ontario, deployed with 419 Squadron on Exercise Antler South 2018 in October, in El Centro, California. PHOTO: Captain Todd Bethune

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Flying at speeds often exceeding 800 km/h and with limited situational awareness, fighter pilots rely on air battle managers (ABMs) to guide them in accomplishing their mission. With access to extensive radar arrays, modern command and control systems, and a multitude of radios, ABMs are essential in ensuring that fighter jets are employed effectively and successfully in the defence of Canada and of Canada’s interests abroad.

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