We provide bespoke: Forward Air Controller (FAC), Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Aircrew, and wider Close Air Support, Training.
Our services are a tailored complementary blend of: Needs Based Design, eLearning, Classroom Instruction, Simulation, and Live Aviation.
CAS has delivered an iCASS-240 immersive simulator to the UK JTAC Schoolhouse (JFACTSU). In addition to this they have also delivered a desktop simulator to the school. From contract award to final acceptance by UK MOD in less than 4 months.
We are UK Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) qualified practitioners & Training Accreditation Programme (TAP) Accredited Professionals in course design and e-learning design.
We were the designers of UK Forward Air Controller and CAS Aircrew Training Courses.
We design, build, and facilitate bespoke courses and modules designed to meet the customers' requirements (Not a One Size Fits All Approach)
Online hosted interactive Learning for FACs with Online Support and Hosted Webinars.
Pre-Course Modules to minimise failure rates as well as post certification modules to maintain FAC TTP knowledge.
Augmentation and content for existing FAC Certification Course Content
Bespoke Scenario Design, Simulator Operation and CAS Qualified Aircrew Instructors.
Capable of: Type 1/2/3 Controls, Form Fit Function Laser Day, Night, IR, Realistic Multiple Joint Fires integration.
Non-Permissive Environments and Threats (With physics based integrated air defence systems) accurate modelling of real world systems.
Synthetic Full Motion Video Downlinks - with customisable degradations.
Ex Forward Air Controller Training School Pilots who are Experts in all CAS TTPs and Emulation of multiple aircraft capabilities.
Deliverers of accredited training to UK Forward Air Controllers. Aircraft equipped with MX-15 Targeting Pod with Infra-Red and Electro-optical sensors.
Real-time full motion video streaming to ground stations.
Also available: CAS Aircraft and Live Ordnance
Close Air Solutions exists to help minimise fratricide (friendly fire) and collateral damage. Despite evolved regulations and improved training systems, these incidents continue to happen, and in the majority of cases procedural failures and training are identified as either causes or contributing factors. It is our core objective to train personnel how to conduct efficient, safe air land integration, in support of achieving the commander's intent, without mistakes that lead unwanted damage.
What we do
CAS design and produce: software, hardware, training scenarios, and also facilitate training for defence and security personnel. We aim to exercise trainees without the sterile aspects of peace-time training constraints such that trainees can see the direct consequences of their decisions, in representative situations. CAS believe and sincerely hope that this training leads to better decision making in high stress combat situations and ultimately to the avoidance of unnecessary deaths.
We recognise that it is very difficult for personnel involved in the delivery of air and surface fires on the battlefield to train realistically and relevantly in peacetime due to cost, and safety constraints. This inability to train fully could lead to potentially devastating consequences. Close Air Solutions deliver both products (hardware and software), and services to improve the quality of simulation and training for military operators.
We aim to train operators, not just in procedures, but to increase their judgmental abilities. We do this by placing trainees in truly immersive, relevant, scenarios where they must make judgements that achieve their mission aims whilst acting: Humanely and with Proportionality, avoiding: unnecessary destruction, and unintended possibly politically devastating consequences.