Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Mixed Reality at London DESI 2019

    We’re looking forward to DSEI with our stand partners Battlespace Simulations and Bohemia Interactive. We will be demonstrating our work sponsored, by UK Defence & Security Accelerator, in Mixed Reality for Joint Fires Training. Visit us on Stand S9-120 or contact m.squires@closeairsolutions.com to arrange a meeting. Check out www.hyperrealimmersion.com for more info.

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) awards additional funding for cutting edge Mixed Reality development

    Peacetime safety constraints, spiraling costs, geographic limitations and availability of diminishing resources all limit training effectiveness especially in the field of Joint Fires Training.  As a result, the MOD has partnered with industry to develop a pioneering new training capability. The UK Defence Security Accelerator has awarded a 3rd phase of funding to Close Air […]

  • Close Air Solutions at UMEX/SIMTEX18 Abu-Dhabi

    Close Air Solutions are delighted to be exhibiting with the International Golden Group at the UMEX/Simtex show in Abu Dhabi between 25 and 28 Feb 2018. We are demonstrating: Hyper Real Immersion – A UK Government Sponsored Cutting Edge Technology Project. It will provide more dynamic, challenging and immersive training, by combining all the advantages […]

  • Congratulations to Luke Hodgkinson-Davis

    Close Air Solutions would like to congratulate our Simulation Technical Specialist, Luke Hodgkinson-Davis for his receipt, as part of the 2018 Queens New Years Honours, of the Award: Air Officer Commanding Number 2 Group Royal Air Force Commendation This was for his service in the Royal Air Force whilst stationed at the RAF Honington Simulation […]

  • QinetiQ, Inzpire Limited and Close Air Solutions have signed a Collaboration Agreement, joining forces to bid for the Training & Simulation Systems Programme (TSSP) Joint Fires Synthetic Training project

    The combination of high-tech innovation, subject matter expertise and proven training delivery experience provided by the combined team aims to support the Ministry of Defence vision for future training. The project, which aims to reach Full Operating Capability by 2020, will train soldiers in how to control and coordinate naval, air and land weapon systems, […]

  • CAS Deliver Training and Support to USAF 321 Special Tactics Squadron

    The CAS training team have returned from a very enjoyable contract at RAF Mildenhall with the 321 Special Tactics Squadron. During the contract CAS configured their systems, and ensured that they were optimised for their specific training requirements, giving them the ability to flex between different configurations  easily. We trained the operators and maintainers in […]

  • Technical Director Delivers Presentation to British Computer Society

    On the evening of 22nd November 2017  the technical director of Close Air Solutions Thomas Ball and Professor John Curry Senior Lecturer in Creative Computing at Bath University presented to the British Computer Society: VR & The Evolution of Military Gaming John Curry provided a history of military simulation, an introduction to games based technology.  Tom […]

  • CAS at Omega CAS Conference Bristol 2017

    We are at the Omega CAS Conference 2017 in Bristol. We have delivered thought leadership workshops on simulation in Joint Fires, the cost drivers and benefits of the various components, simulation as a service, and emerging technologies including our work on the Hyper Real Immersion mixed reality project. We have enjoyed demonstrating the efficacy a […]

  • CAS Return from a spectacular DSEI 2017

    CAS have returned from a week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI)  We had a very large booth showing off the MetaVR VRSG Visuals through the 4 by 4k Barco Projector Equipped Immersive Display Solutions Inc – 220 Degree JTAC Curve. It was kitted out with a variety of simulated military equipment including: Video […]

  • CAS Provide Simulation Service to Exercise Terminal Strike JTACs

    Close Air Solutions have just returned from a week of simulation service provision to the JTACs participating on Exercise TERMINAL STRIKE 17-1. CAS provided a simulation service using their renowned whole operation approach (first seen on Exercise AMPLE STRIKE 14). The operation was a force on force GENFOR scenario encompassing multi layered integrated air defences […]