Close Air Solutions News

  • 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 […]

  • Congratulations to Dr Geoff in the South West Cyber Tech Challenge

    Our incredibly talented Computer Vision and Electronics Engineer Dr Geoff Daniels entered a team in the South West Cyber Tech Challenge competition on 5th April, at the Engine Shed in Bristol. Dr G had to adopt the mindset of the attacker to tackle hands-on technical and security challenges using all available skills to identify website vulnerabilities, […]

  • 17th Annual Joint Close Air Support – Joint Fires Symposium

    This week we are at the Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) conference in Virginia Beach. We are demonstrating ATAK interoperability with our MACE-VRSG based simulation system. ATAK (Actual Device) Connected via CAS-Link to MACE We are also assisting in show casing the new enhanced EW capabilities of Battlespace Simulations MACE, with associated beam viewer plugins […]

  • Close Air Solutions Support Bold Quest 16.2

    Close Air Solutions were pleased to support UK Join Forces Command on exercise BOLD QUEST 16.2 in October/November 2016. Bold Quest is an annual multifaceted capability assessment designed to test the interoperability of NATO forces’ command and control, communications and computer systems with a focus on combat identification and minimizing the risk of fratricide. One […]

  • iCASS in Military Training International

    It was pleasing to see a photograph of the Close Air Solutions Immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS) as installed at the UK JTAC schoolhouse at RAF Leeming – featured in this article by Military Training International Oct/Nov 2016 on ‘Developing Training and Doctrine for Forward Air Controllers’ Click here to see the article

  • Defence Secretary cites Close Air Solutions in speech

    We were invited to attend the Defence Innovation Initiative  where we briefed the UK Defence Secretary, Rt Hon Micheal Fallon. At the event he announced announced £800M for defence initiatives, particularly focusing on SMEs like ours – in fact he mentioned us by name in his speech!  Already some of these novel ideas are reaching […]