Close Air Solutions is pleased to announce the successful (full day/night) accreditation of the iCASS system as part of UK’s FAC/JTAC Training Programme. iCASS was delivered in partnership with Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company.
The iCASS based at JFACTSU, RAF Leeming has been recently accredited by the US Joint Fires Support Executive Steering Committee and NATO AIRCOM in order to replace up to 8 out of 12 live controls required annually by each qualified FAC/JTAC – a potentially massive saving in both time and money for UK MoD.
After the formal opening ceremony at RAF Leeming on 12 June, AOC 1 Group commented:
“The introduction of the iCASS system for UK FAC/JTAC training is yet another important step to realise an Optimal Live Synthetic Blend across Defence training. This capability will not only save money on needless live training, but will provide repeatable day/night training exactly tailored to the needs of the FAC training or currency.” Air Officer Commanding 1 Group, Air Vice-Marshal (2*) Gary M Waterfall CBE RAF Close Air Solutions offer a range of fixed and deployable Joint Fires simulator systems capable of replacing live flying controls.
“iCASS has passed the latest standard of JTAC simulator accreditation; the result is that we can now offer assured cost savings to our customer base, with crucially no compromise in training delivery.” said Mike Squires, Close Air Solutions’ Joint CEO.
About Close Air Solutions (CAS):
Close Air Solutions is a single source for international training and simulation services for all aspects of Close Air Support, Air Land Integration and Joint Fires communities. We design and integrate synthetic training systems and deliver training courses meeting NATO /US accreditation standards. Our flagship product is iCASSTM (immersive Close Air Support Simulator).
iCASS is a registered trademark of Close Air Solutions Ltd.