Brigadier General Novotny on the need to modernise Close Air Support assets

Brigadier General Novotny on the need to modernise Close Air Support assets

The complexity of the operating environment calls for Close Air Support fleet modernisation, highlighted by the integration of the F-35 into the USAF to conduct such missions. In this exclusive interview, Brigadier General Robert G. Novotny, Commander 57th Wing, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and speaker at this year’s Close Air Support conference, shares his insight on the evolving environment, the need to modernise the USAF’s Close Air Support tools to integrate the F-35 into its fleet and the type of training tools needed to prepare for the future.

Download this interview to find out more about: 

  • The importance for militaries to modernise Close Air Support fleets in a constantly evolving operating environment and increasingly congested and contested operating environment
  • Key challenges the USAF faces in modernising the USAF’s Close Air Support tools and in integrating the F-35
  • The consequences for fleets in failing to modernise their Close Air Support tools
  • The USAF’s core training priorities to prepare for the upgraded capabilities and the operating environment 


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