The debate as to whether unmanned systems, Light Attack aircraft or sophisticated multi-role fighters are the most capable platform for delivering Close Air Support is ongoing. Questions around cost-effectiveness, lethality and scalability all feature within this area and will form the basis for future development of the CAS role within modern militaries.
Panellists will discuss:
· What does CAS in the future look like and what are the consequences for the platforms that will need to perform that role?
· Which platforms will be the most suitable to enhance precision and avoid fratricide?
· Which platforms give forces the best balance of availability and firepower?
Air Marshal (retd.) Sir Christopher Harper
Former Director General
NATO International Military Staff