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All the latest news on our various projects worldwide, plus items of interest to those involved in crisis management, strategic disaster management and the development of complex, multi-agency training scenarios.
Nov
07

CTS Joins the Canadian-Based Calian Team

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/08/2059327/0/en/Calian-Expands-European-Presence-with-Acquisition-of-Norway-based-Training-Company.html

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Nov
07

CTS Selected to Design, Develop and Deliver the German Joint Support and Enabling Service HQ's Purple Challenge 21 (PUCH21)

CTS was selected by the German MOD to design, develop and deliver the German JSES HQ's PUCH21 exercise.  The CTS team will work alongside the JSES staff beginning in November 20 through to the execution phase in Oct 21.  The CTS team will be led by Jaap Langhenkel, who most recently led CTS' successful delivery of Eurocorps' Common Tenacity series of exercises.

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Nov
07

CTS Calian Welcomes Cadence to the Calian Team

CTS welcomes Cadence to the Calian Team.  CTS looks forward to working closely with the Cadence leadership team in growing the Calian brand in Europe.

https://www.canadianinsider.com/calian-continues-european-expansion-with-acquisition-of-uk-based-training-company

 

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Nov
07

CTS Provides Critical Support to NATO JWC in Support of Steadfast Jupiter Jackal 20 (SFJU-JA20)

The CTS team is playing a critical role in the design and development of SFJU-JA20.  CTS was part of the team that designed and delivered the FIKSO scenario that will be used for the first time on this exercise.  CTS provided a team of subject matter experts in HICON during Joint Force Command Naples and 1 German Netherlands Corps Crisis Response Planning, providing political and strategic-level direction and guidance during OPlan development.  Finally, and during a difficult period globally as a result of COVID19, CTS provided a 60-person team of former senior diplomats and government officials, former senior military leaders from across the Alliance and experts from a multitude of International and Non-Governmental Organisations in support of JWC's MELMIL Incident Development and MELMIL Workshop.  The CTS team will continue to ensure support to the successful delivery of SFJU-JA20 later in November.

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Nov
07

CTS Selected To Deliver Steadfast Bonus 20 For SHAPE (Strategic Headquarter's Allied Powers Europe)

For the third consecutive year, CTS was selected to design and deliver SHAPE's Battle Staff Training Event (Steadfast Bonus 20) aimed at refining and improving SACEUR's strategic-level decision-making processes in support of NATO's military preparedness.  CTS experts will work alongside SHAPE staff to design and deliver an academics and vignette-based training event in October.

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Nov
07

CTS Successfully Delivers JFCBS Key Leader and Battle Staff Training for TRJU19-2

CTS successfully designed and delivered Joint Force Command Brunssum's (JFCBS) Key Leader and Battle Staff Training exercise in February.  The 6-person CTS team, under the leadership of Roger Lane, prepared JFCBS to command and control NATO's largest force in a command post exercise spanning from the High North to mainland Europe to inlcude the Baltic States in a complex Article 5 Collective Defence operation.  CTS worked with the JFCBS team to improve their operational decision-making and joint synchronisation processes.

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Jan
24

CLOSING 2019

Exercise TRIDENT JACKAL 2019 brought a transformational era of NATO to an end.  JACKAL was the last formal run out of the SKOLKAN Setting in the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).

 

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Aug
06

Mid Summer 2019 Update!

TRIDENT JUPITER 2019 and TRIDENT JACKAL 2019 dominated the June/July period. CTS, its partners and its network were fully supporting JWC’s key deliverables for both exercises.

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Apr
05

CTS CONTINUED SUPPORT TO NATO's TRIDENT JUPITER AND JACKAL 19 EXERCISES

CTS  provide extensive support to the first part of Exercise TRIDENT JUPITER 2019, deploying CTS team members to SHAPE, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum and the Strike Force NATO HQ in Lisbon for Phases 2A and 2B. 

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Mar
05

CTS Continues to Support JWC and EUROCORPS

We expected 2019 to be a busy year and the first two months have provided a sample of the tempo.  CTS are providing leading consultancy on the JWC three largest projects at the moment; TRIDENT JUPITER 2019 (OCCASUS-N Setting); TRIDENT JUPITER 2020 (FIKSO Setting and the final act of SKOLKAN TRIDENT JACKAL 2019. CTS also completed support to EuroCorps’ final Phase of COMMON TENACITY 2019. 

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Dec
23

CTS ACTIVITY IN NOVEMBER 2018

November 2018 was another busy month for CTS. The CTS team was instrumental in the delivery and successful completion of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 Phase 3B.

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Oct
15

CTS DELIVERS EXPERTISE TO EXERCISES & BATTLE STAFF TRAINING FOR NATO

CTS provided extensive support and advice to NATO across several projects in three separate locations. In the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger Norway, CTS continued to support the imminent delivery of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 through the refinement of the scenario and major incidents list as well as support to the delivery of the exercise databases. 

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Dec
13

CTS DELIVERED NAPLES & SHAPE BST, CONTINUED SUPPORT TO TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18, JACKAL 19, JUPITER 19 & FIKSO

The past couple of months proved to be a very dynamic month for CTS and our partners.  CTS provided Intelligence and Medial Content SMEs for JFC Naples BST in late September and early October.  

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Aug
24

CTS SUMMER 2018 UPDATE

June was a busy month for CTS.  The CTS team continued to provide extensive support to the NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), playing critical roles in the delivery of Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 18 (TRJR18) and the development of TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 (TRJE18), and for EuroCorps HQ in Strasbourg, designing and delivering their COMMON TENACITY series of exercises (18 and 19).

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Jun
25

CTS delivering comprehensive training for the real world!

CTS provided extensive support to the NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) to deliver Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 to train Multinational Joint Headquarters ULM.  The CTS team provided critical support for the HICON, INTEL and OPFOR Cells to ensure that the exercise met all of the training objectives in a proper and realistic manner.  In addition, CTS’ considerable contribution to the White Cell component (13 staff), simulating other military and non-military entities for the training audience to interact, continued to deliver a leading role in the training.  In parallel, CTS continued to work with Eurocorps HQ in Strasbourg to design and deliver COMMON TENACITY 18/19, the HQs road to NRF 20 series of exercises and with JWC to prepare for the execution of the second element of Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 for NATO Rapid Deployment Corps (Greece) in June.

 

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Jan
29

Exercise EURASIAN STAR 2017 (EAST 17)

CTS, in cooperation with Roger Lane Consulting Ltd, have recently completed the delivery of Ex EURASIAN STAR 2017 (EAST 17) with NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (Turkey) (NRDC TUR). The exercise was to train NRDC TUR to command Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Small Joint Operation (Land heavy) under direct command of SACEUR, in a military, civilian and asymmetric threat environment involving combat incidents with a high operational tempo. CTS and Roger Lane Consulting provided bespoke support to NRDC TUR throughout all Phases of the exercise including exercise design, scenario development, exercise delivery and exercise simulation. Significantly, CTS and RLC were able to initiate, facilitate and manage a real-world OLRT deployment to Estonia, hosted by NFIU Estonia, providing a unique training experience for NRDC TUR personnel. In addition, CTS deployed team to provide specific support subject matter experts in Intelligence, Operational Planning, Logistics, Civil/Military interaction and the simulation of Government departments. The exercise was deemed by the Commander, Lieutenant General Daysal "resounding success" and praised CTS and Roger Lane Consulting with a "well aimed package (of training) that entirely met our aims". Additionally, CTS was commended on our flexibility and responsiveness and our ability to "go the extra mile" to ensure the success of the exercise.

 

 

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Apr
06

CTS provides key enablers for TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 MELMIL Scripting

TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 MELMIL Scripting Workshop took place at NATO, Joint Warfare Centre in mid-March. The CTS team provided critical support for HICON, INTEL and OPFOR interaction to ensure MELMIL focused on operational dilemmas. CTS’ White Cell component continued to build on their lead role from the Incident Workshop in February, providing leadership and continuity to deliver key political, military and social lines of development to challenge the two Training Audiences from NRDC(GR) and MNJHQ(ULM). The SKOLKAN Setting and Scenario for TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 continues to offer the military staff with asymmetric threats and ‘Hybrid’ subversive activities. This provides them with the opportunity to allow conventional soldiers to start thinking ‘unconventionally’ in a credible realistic information environment, where the interaction with people is just as important as the interaction between weapon platforms. TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 takes place in May and June and will be last in the series. 

 ‘CTS delivering comprehensive training for the real world’

 

 

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Mar
06

TRJR18 IDW - TRJE18 OLRT - Eurocorps Common Adventure 18

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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Aug
23

JAGUAR 17

CTS has completed two exercises back to back in support of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).  The CTS team contributed to the success of TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017, enabling the JWC to deliver exercises to two NATO Force Structure HQs (NFS HQ) resulting in their NATO certification as a Small Joint Operational HQ and to gain a better understanding of the challenges at the Strategic and Operational level.  The CTS team was responsible for creating the complex operating environment at Political, Strategic and Operational levels, presenting the Commanders of the NFS HQs a realistic and challenging training opportunity against both conventional and asymmetric threats. CTS played a key role in ensuring both Rapid Reaction Corps France and 1 German Netherlands Corps are prepared to fulfill their stand-by period roles for NATO as Small Joint Operational HQs.

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Jan
29

JAGUAR 18

CTS are currently providing support to the NATO Joint Warfare Centre to train and exercise the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (Greece) and Multi National Joint Headquarters ULM using the SKOKAN 2 Scenario in Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR Phase II (crisis response planning).  The exercise is based around a Non Article 5 Crisis Response Small Joint Operation (Land heavy) under direct command of SACEUR, in a military, civilian and asymmetric threat environment involving combat incidents with a high operational tempo.  CTS are providing specific support in the areas of exercise design, scenario development, exercise delivery and exercise simulation.  In addition, CTS have deployed a of 19 personnel to provide the Joint Warfare Centre with subject matter experts in Intelligence, Operational Planning, Logistics, Civil/Military interaction, Simulation of Government departments and the EU.  The exercise is critical in preparing the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (Greece) and Multi National Joint Headquarters ULM to assume the NATO response Force duties in 2019.

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