Official definition of the United States Department of the term battlefield coordination detachment .
battlefield coordination detachment
An Army liaison provided by the Army component or force commander to the air operations center (AOC) and/or to the component designated by the joint force commander to plan, coordinate, and deconflict air operations. The battlefield coordination detachment processes Army requests for air support, monitors and interprets the land battle situation for the AOC, and provides the necessary interface for exchange of current intelligence and operational data. Also called BCD. See also Air Force air and space operations center; liaison. (JP 3-01.4) (US DoD)
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