Step 2a : Develop & Assess

Purpose of this change

The UK Academic Air Weapons Ranges (AAWRs) have needed to evolve since the infancy of military flying and the requirement to practice weaponry tactics. DIO Holbeach (EG D207) has barely altered since the cold-war; when training focused on high speed, low-level hit-and-run style attack profiles using dumb bombs. Modern air weaponry profiles using smart weapons and associated tactics are conducted in a significantly different fashion and often assume air-superiority; enabling modern Air Systems to loiter on station overhead the range for an extended period whilst working ground-based Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) for talk-ons to varied targets in Close Air Support (CAS) scenarios. To cater for these modern flight profiles, training and new weapons, the airspace needs to be enhanced. The principals of FUA will be considered throughout the ACP to ensure that, wherever possible, the minimum volume of airspace required to achieve the military mission is requested.

Documents for Step 2a : Develop & Assess

Design Options

Airspace change design options

Date added: 24/10/2018 08:30 AM

Design Principle Evaluation

Design principles evaluation

Date added: 24/10/2018 08:37 AM

Engagement and Feedback 2A

Additional stakeholder feedback

Date added: 24/10/2018 10:51 AM

Engagement and Feedback 2A (part 2)

Additional stakeholder feedback

Date added: 09/11/2018 05:22 PM

Safety Report (referenced in Design Options)

Other

Date added: 19/11/2018 10:09 AM

2nd Safety Report (referenced in Design Options)

Other

Date added: 19/11/2018 10:10 AM

Holbeach Timeline Change

Other

Date added: 11/05/2020 09:59 AM

The CAA Response

Feedback

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