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06 March 2018
The last month has seen the versatility of the CTS Network of professional personnel providing support to NATO, Joint Warfare Centre and National Headquarters in exercise and training. TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 Incident Development Workshop for a Non Article 5 Exercise was supported and lead in key events by CTS' White Cell component, HICON and Scenario Development Team to produce a credible and robust line of operation to set the standard for the forthcoming MELMIL Scripting workshop. The work built on the SKOLKAN scenario for which CTS Directors were key enablers of the original concept back in 2011. The SKOLKAN setting remains the most exercised setting throughout NATO for the past six years, a testimony to its vision and relevance to the current threats in the European theatre. 

TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 planning phase for an Article 5 Exercise was supported by CTS in the Scenario Development, and with key IOs and NGOs from the CTS White Cell Team to enable the most ambitious NATO JWC exercise to date. OCCASUS Builds on the concept of SKOLKAN expanding eastwards in line with current concepts.

EUROCORPS’ COMMON ADVENTURE 2018 based on SKOLKAN 1 setting has been fully supported by a core element of the CTS Network enabling the HQ to plan for an Article 5 Land Component Command level operation. CTS provided the Scenario, Joint HQ documentation, direction and guidance as a HICON agency, and is now leading the team to develop the MELMIL and Role Play to enable EUROCORPS to train its planning staff in a realistic, timely environment as part of its NRF2020 certification process.

Three Exercises in one month contributing to NATO and Europe’s security domain, CTS proved its ability for flexibility and customer based deliverables to the highest standards.


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