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Specialised briefings from leading US & British organisations on Air-Land Integration and Joint Fires at SMi’s Close Air Support Conference


SMi Reports: Military & Industry experts to give focused, high-level briefings on delivering operational superiority at Close Air Support in London this June.

SMi’s Close Air Support (CAS) conference is now in its fifth successful year, which is set to take place on the 5th and 6th June 2019 in London.

Close Air Support
Close Air Support

This year’s event will aim to provide relevant mission updates from real-time operations, as well as provide in-depth discussion on key areas of interest which include; international programme updates, digitally aided CAS, joint fire delivery and targeting, command and control, JTAC training and operations, CAS platform updates and avionics, and more, aiming to provide delegates with a unique, in-depth perspective of the industry.

This year’s agenda features exclusive briefings from leading US and British organisations in the field of air-land integration and joint fires including: JALO UK MoD, US Multi-Doman Targeting Centre, US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), UK Typhoon Force Standards and Evaluation Team RAF.

Delegates will hear keynote addresses from Major General David San Clemente, Senior Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander, US Air Force Special Operations Command and Wing Commander Jason Wells, SO1 Equipment Capability, JALO UK MoD. The event will also explore current developments with international agencies such as NATO’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Programme Management Agency (NAPMA).

CAS 2019 will provide the chance to meet with vital Air-Land representation from the British Army, Royal Air Force, US Air Force, US Army and US Army Europe, as well as France and Germany.

The conference’s reputation of hosting senior speakers and technical experts continue to be upheld this year, with international military organisational representation over the last few years having included high-ranking members of: 1st Artillery Brigade, British Army, Brazilian Air Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Czech Air Force, French Air Force, German Air Force, German Army, Italian Air Force, Joint Air Land Organisation, UK MoD, NATO, NATO NAPMA, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Typhoon STANEVAL, RAF, US Air Force Special Operations Command, US Air Force, US Army, Multi-Domain Targeting Centre, US Army, and more.

As the leading meeting for exploring developments in joint fires for ground forces, this year’s conference is the only focused forum for professionals to hear specialised, high-level briefings on delivering operational superiority.

For those interested in attending there is a £200 Early Bird discount on bookings expiring on Tuesday 30th April 2019. Places can be reserved at

Close Air Support 2019
5th-6th June
London, UK

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