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Close Air Support - 26/04/2017

German Air-Ground Operations School Commander Confirmed to Present at Close Air Support Conference this June

German AGOS Commander will speak at Close Air Support 2017

IN RECENT NEWS: NATO partners conduct close air support exercise “Members of the German Air Force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.

“NATO is fighting together as a coalition,” said Major Nader Samadi, German AGOS Commander … “Nobody really knows what the JTAC is doing but everybody wants to have them,” said Samadi. “It’s really important because we don’t want civilian casualties. So NATO forces send us JTACs on site to find out the best way to conduct what we call surgical strikes, where we have civilian collateral damage concerns. It’s really important that somebody is there to liaise between the boots on the ground and the air guys.” Source: DVIDS Media April 2017*

Join the discussion, as this year’s Close Air Support (CAS) conference, taking place in London on the 7th and 8th June 2017.

Event organisers, SMi Group are thrilled to announce that attendees will get the chance to hear from Major Nader Samadi, the German Air Ground Operations School Commander for the German Air Force, on: French/German Air-Land Theatre Simulation and Training for FAC Personnel.

Major Samadi’s presentation will cover: Key training objectives to prepare the war fighter, synthetic and live exercises for blended learning, cost saving benefits delivered through minimisation of live runs, VBS2 and advantages of NATO interoperability for multinational training and operations, and plans for developing training realism and interoperability at the Air Ground Operation School.

He will be joined by an array of CAS experts from around the world to uncover how leading nations are delivering their most advanced technologies and plans to date. Confirmed 2017 presenters include: German Army, French Air Force, Italian Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Niteworks, Czech Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Air Force, Joint Helicopter Command, NATO Air Command, NATO Joint Fires and Influence Branch, NATO AEW&C Force Command, and more.

Sponsored by GMRE and ViaSat Inc, this year’s programme will explore all areas of close air support, including: air land integration, joint ISTAR, C2 and battle space management, training, platforms and weapon systems and more.

For more information, a detailed agenda can be viewed at:

Close Air Support
7th-8th June 2017
London, United Kingdom

* Source: DVIDS Media April 2017

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