Purpose of this change

This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is TBC. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1 of CAP 1616.

Air Command, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, has an obligation to provide relevant tactical collective training to its combat and combat support forces to ensure UK Forces are correctly prepared to defend UK interests in line with the UK Defence Strategy. An appropriate airspace that can safely facilitate exercising large forces of modern and future air platforms , in a representative combat environment is required to meet this need. Core military requirements : Minimising the risk of MAC to the maximum extent whilst enabling; Full tactical employment of aircraft and weapons capability • Supersonic flight and rapid height changes • Overflight and loiter of rural overland areas • Use high and low altitude activity concurrently • Representative employment ranges of simulated air-air and air-surface weapons Representative operational numbers Ability to oppose from ground and air simultaneously Contested in electromagnetic environment Changing external circumstances make current solutions untenable to deliver the required needs of Defence. Alternate airspace would diminish required training objectives for Defence and increase the risk to all air users to an unpalatable level. This change request will be, in part, informed by the associated trial data received through ACP-2020 -042, which is running concurrently.

CAA response to Step 2a

Documents for this proposal (13 documents)

Agreed revised timeline

Step 2a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 16 July 2021 08:32

ACP-2020-026 Stage 1B Design Principles Submission Version 2.0

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 05 May 2021 09:21

ACP-2020-026 Stage 1B Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 14 April 2021 18:48

ACP-2020-026 Stage 1B Design Principles Submission

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 14 April 2021 18:46

Engagement Covering Email

Step 1b - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 29 March 2021 16:27

Engagement Letter

Step 1b - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 29 March 2021 16:24

Assessment Meeting Minutes-REDACTED JUN 21

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 22 June 2021 16:42

Statement of Need v3-REDACTED in JUN 21

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 22 June 2021 16:37

Statement of Need v2 - Update-REDACTED

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 22 June 2021 16:21

Assessment Meeting Slides

Step 1a - Other

Date added: 07 January 2021 16:15

Assessment of contextual changes

Step 1a - Other

Date added: 15 December 2020 12:21

ACP-2020-026 Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 15 December 2020 12:19

Statement of Need v1

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 18 June 2020 18:15

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Potentially Affected Area

This is the area which may be affected by this airspace change depending on its development. This area may change as the proposal is developed.

Step 2a : Develop & Assess

This step has been started

During the Options Development Step, the change sponsor develops one or more design options that address the Statement of Need and align with the defined design principles.

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