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MetaVR News Release November 4, 2013  


Close Air Solutions and MetaVR JTAC/FAC Simulator at
NATO FAC/CAS Conference

Brookline, MA, USA, 4 November, 2013 – Close Air Solutions has been invited by NATO to present “Forward air control (FAC) training – the move into contingency”, a study aimed at providing commercial answers to current and future gaps in forward air control training at this year's NATO FAC/CAS Conference, to be held 5-7 November, 2013, in Rust, Germany. At the conference, Close Air Solutions will demonstrate a mobile Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC)/FAC simulator that uses MetaVR's Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) and Battlespace Simulations' Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) software, and a notional emulated laser designator device.


The JTAC/FAC simulator is comprised of pilot, instructor, and role player workstations combined with a simulated notional laser designator device. The simulator has been accredited by the U.S. Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee for types 1, 2, 3 for both day and night, and for laser target designation with simulated military laser, in accordance with the JTAC Memorandum of Agreement. Type 1 accreditation requires either a head-mounted display (HMD) or a 220+ degree FOV dome display.


This simulator will be available for hands-on use by conference participants. The simulator that will be on display at the conference uses the same components of the U.S. Air National Guard's JTAC immersive dome simulator (Advanced JTAC Training System (AAJTS)), which was recently used for training during the Ramstein Rover exercise held at the Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, in September 2013.


The aim of this conference is to discuss the progress of NATO's FAC/CAS capabilities, standardization, and training. Furthermore, the intent is to bring together experts (operational, tactical and technical) from nations, NATO entities, and industry to examine the key issues associated with close air support and forward air control in NATO.


For more information about Close Air Solutions, see 23Jul12.pdf.


For more information about the Ramstein Rover 2013 training event, see 2013#.UnPouZ3D__U.


For more information about the AAJTS, see


For more information about MetaVR, see



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