Raytheon UK has announced the formation of Omnia Training; an industrial team that will be bidding to become the Strategic Training Partner for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Program (CTTP).
The CTTP will deliver the Future Collective Training System – a technology-enabled training system that will serve as a surrogate for warfare. It aims to provide the British Army with the capability to better replicate the complexity of the modern battlefield in training, giving the Army the ability to train globally whenever and wherever.
Expected to start in 2025 and valued at £1.2 billion over 15 years, the CTTP will better prepare soldiers and commanders for operations to ensure the security of the United Kingdom.
The Raytheon UK-led team, which includes Capita, Cervus, Improbable Defence and Rheinmetall, have expertise that span complex program management, enterprise transformation, collective synthetic training, digital platforms and data exploitation.
Working in collaboration with the Army, the team will transform collective training and prepare soldiers for future challenging operational scenarios by creating realistic multi-domain environments.
“We are bringing together a team that has collaboration and innovation at its heart. Omnia Training embraces modern training technologies and methodologies that enhance the common training experience and is focused on delivering better training outcomes for the soldier and commander,” said Jeff Lewis, chief executive of Raytheon UK. “At the heart of our collaborative approach will be the exploitation of data and connectivity across multiple training technologies. This combination will enable us to deliver a truly flexible and cutting-edge training environment and will help prepare the British Army for a range of scenarios that have traditionally been difficult to create on a training ground.”
The CTTP’s Strategic Training Partner will assume responsibility for the existing Army collective training system and infrastructure to deliver collective training, then work collaboratively with the Army to transform this into a fully integrated, flexible training solution and be responsible for continuously improving new army training capabilities.