Close Air Solutions News

  • 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 […]

  • CAS Win Phase 2 Funding to Develop Outdoor Mixed Reality Training

    We are very pleased to announce we have won Phase 2 funding from, the Centre for Defence Enterprise, to develop our Mixed Reality training solution for the Joint Fires community. Outdoor Mixed Reality Training Concept We will keep you posted of development during the next 12 months! Download the Press Release here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/winners-announced-for-defence-growth-partnership-innovation-challenge

  • Close Air Solutions Pay as You Go Simulation Service discussed in MS&T (Vol:33)

      In this article the author gives a fantastic precis of the problems of maintaining not just currency but competency of JTAC Skills in the UK as we transition from COIN focussed to contingency operations. He discusses the Close Air Solutions capability to provide a simulation service using a simulator that could be accredited by […]

  • “Jumping JTACS” – iCASS in Military Training and Simulation News (MTSN)

    Great to see the iCASS and Close Air Solutions featuring in Military Training and Simulation News this month – Here is the link to the full article   At the schoolhouse in the last 18 months we have procured and introduced some enhanced simulation capability based on the immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS). This has […]

  • CAS Welcomes Dr Jon to the Team!

    Close Air Solutions is delighted to welcome their newest member of the team: Dr Jon Owen Prior to joining Close Air Solutions, Jonathan completed a BEng in Aeronautics and Astronautics, followed by an Engineering Doctorate examining data management techniques within engineering design.  He worked as a simulation consultant for seven years, gaining experience on a […]

  • CAS Closing in on UK Augmented Reality Success (Shephard Media)

    CAS were interviewed by Shephard Media about their recent successful phase 1 Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge Project completed on 31 March 16. Depiction of the SWAVES Dismounted Soldier Training Capability CAS and partner company Cursive are working on integrating augmented reality into Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training with use of our Synthetic Wrap […]

  • CAS Invited to meet Rt Hon Phillip Dunne at the Centre for Defence Enterprise

    Close Air Solutions were part of a handful of companies invited to brief the Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne at the Centre for Defence Enterprise.  Our innovation called PROJECT SWAVES relates to the use of augmented reality in Joint Fires training. See the full article

  • Defence Simulation Education and Training (DSET) Conference Bristol

    It has been a great 2 days for Close Air Solutions at the Defence Simulation Education and Training (DSET) Conference in Bristol. Using iDSI’s crystal clear immersive Mini Curve, and the RD-iCASS (With MetaVR’s VRSG and BSI’s MACE), we demonstrated an ISTAR mission which sees enemy forces using indirect fire on a forward operating base, […]