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As simulation transforms from enabling part task training using VR headset and dome systems, what are the opportunities for simulation in collective training? What are the benefits of delivering air land integration training in the context of collective learning? How might the use of synthetic environments live, virtual, constructive (LVC) training be leveraged to ensure that air land integration practitioners are included in sub-unit, unit and formation collective training? At this dedicated pre-conference seminar for the JTAC training community, these will be just some of the key questions covered, providing the ideal platform for in-depth discussion of future training practises and technologies
 

As future close air support training technologies emerge, they bring with them an array of questions:


• Does the current delivery of part task training of individual JTACs using VR headset and dome systems limit training or risk negative training?
• How can these systems be integrated into collective training?
• What should technology deliver to enable JTAC training and ALI training of commanders as the availability of CAS aircraft declines?
• How should technology develop to enable ALI training not just at large fixed facilities but on deployed collective training?


These will be just some of the key areas covered. Join us at this focused workshop and draw on the extensive experience of AirLand Integration Ltd
 

Military


• Combat air
• JTAC training
• TACP training
• Joint fires and targeting
• Joint air land organisations


Industry


Developers of next generation:


• Simulation systems
• Virtual battle space
• Supporting software
• Network enabled capability

 

Workshop LEADER

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Nick Sparks

Principle Consultant, AirLand Integration Ltd

Nick Sparks has been a JTAC-Instructor for almost 2 decades as part of the UK Air Land Integration (ALI) community. With Operational experience as a JTAC and OC TACP at Battlegroup, Brigade and Divisional level in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is still a reservist in the British Army and leads the only dedicated TACP Battery. As a Joint Fires and ALI consultant, Nick has seen technology change dramatically in the ALI field and has been involved in the introduction of a variety of simulation systems with a number of different organisations. He has consulted for both Government and Defence Contractors in the UK and elsewhere, and is widely known throughout the JTAC community.
 

AirLand Integration Ltd

AirLand provides a full range of Air Land Integration (ALI) consultancy, advice and services across the defence and security arena.
Air Land Integration (ALI) advice and consultancy includes:


• Air Land Integration (ALI) Doctrine & Training
• Battlespace Management (BM) Doctrine & Training
• Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Doctrine & Training
• Joint Fires Doctrine & Training
• Human Factors Elements of ALI and Joint Fires
• Man-in-the-Loop issues and considerations
• Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services
• Airborne Sensing and Surveillance
• Forward Air Controller (FAC) Training & Services
• Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Training & Services


AirLand partners with a number of different organisations in the ALI and Aviation space to deliver best in class solutions
 

Workshop programme

12:15 Registration & Coffee

13:00 Individual JTAC Training Systems

Nick Sparks

Nick Sparks, Principle Consultant, AirLand Integration Ltd
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14:00 Integrating Systems for Collective Training

Nick Sparks

Nick Sparks, Principle Consultant, AirLand Integration Ltd
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15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Future Technology to be Leveraged

Nick Sparks

Nick Sparks, Principle Consultant, AirLand Integration Ltd
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16:30 Question and Answer Session

Nick Sparks

Nick Sparks, Principle Consultant, AirLand Integration Ltd
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17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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