360º EXAMINATION OF CAS CAPABILITY
Welcome to International Close Air Support 2012!
Senior Air Force officials from over 15 nations including: Spain, Italy, Canada, US, UK, Germany, Jordan, Czech Republic, Poland and France to gather at International Close Air Support!
International Close Air Support will provide you with an unprecedented view of future of CAS, covering topics including operational feedback, targeting, training, Airspace Deconfliction, Digitalisation of CAS and Precision Weaponry.
International Close Air Support 2012 will see the addition of two pre-conference focus days on precision weapons and targeting and maximise simulation and training.
International Close Air Support will allow you to:
- Improve your awareness of the technological advances that can help improve communications across the battlefield through the digitalisation of Close Air Support
- Engage in candid debate on design, sensors and weapons payload from major aircraft manufactures and systems integrators allowing you to benchmark your own programmes and ensure that your market position remains stable
- Receive first hand insight into recent operations, testing and exercises to assess how armed forces are structuring their procurement priorities over the immediate, medium and long-term future
- Take away in depth analysis of the evolving threat spectrum to evaluate potential capability gaps and ensure you are investing resources effectively to match end user requirements
- Benefit from dedicated discussion on the preconference focus day allowing you to gain a greater understanding of key challenges currently being faced by the International Close Air Support community: with focus on war fighter training and precision weapons
- Examine in-theatre tactics, Commander level overviews of joint air operations in support of ground forces and the doctrine covering FACs, JTACs and TACPs
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International Close Air Support featured content
Interview: Major Peter Arts, Netherlands Air Force Apache Branch
Read the full interview with Major Peter Arts, Royal Netherlands Air Force Attack Helicopter Branch, as he discusses the Apache in operation and training. He also reveals future requirements, including the need for an upgrade of C4I capabilities with an eventual exploration of TACSAT.
Interview: Commander Jean-Marc Brenot, French CAS expert
Read the full interview with Commander Brenot as he discusses the lessons and methods employed by his forces in the field of CAS, with particular emphasis on the ISAF mission, multinational cooperation, and overcoming the complexity of new technologies, including the French warfighter’s use of IDM and ROVER…
Dutch attack helicopters: Apache operations today
Major Peter Arts walks us through the most recent developments within the Royal Netherlands Air Force Attack Helicopter Branch, focusing on the use of the Apache AH-64D and its intended upgrades. Arts discusses the need for increased network capabilities and the value of joint force training to truly enhance air/land operations.
French Naval CAS observations
Commander Jean-Marc Brenot is a CAS expert with the French Navy and provides an early overview of the lessons and methods employed by his forces in the field of Close Air Support, with particular emphasis on the ISAF mission, multinational cooperation, and overcoming the complexity of new technologies, including the Navy’s use of IDM and ROVER.
Spanish CAS: Brig Gen Martorell addresses progress
Brigadier General Jaime Martorell Delgado, one of this year’s key conference speakers, is a combat commander and former forward observer with a wealth of operational experience in the field of close air support. He joins Defence IQ to discuss countering fiscal pressures, the acceptance of the Eurofighter into the Air Force, and the three major things that he believes discussion should turn to at September’s event.
I am attending and presenting at this event because I believe Integration of the Apache Attack Helicopter with other force multipliers but mainly full integration with ground maneuver dramatically increases its effectiveness. The Forward Air Controller has a crucial role in this integration and therefore standardization and further development of equipment, capabilities and Tactics Training Procure within the international Attack Helicopter and Forward Air Controller communities is imperative.
- Major P. Arts, Attack Helicopter Branch, Netherlands Air Force.