The 4GD stand at DSET 2023 – one of the members of the Alliance team headed by Lockheed Martin UK that is competing for the MoD STP CTTP contract. (Janes/James Rands)
The competition for the Strategic Training Partner (STP) under the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP) has been delayed, Janes learnt at the 2023 Defence Simulation Education & Training (DSET) exhibition, held in Bristol from June 5 to 8.
Initially, the competition was scheduled to be announced in January 2023, but it was then delayed until April, and is now expected in September. The delay is said to be due to a reshuffle in the Cabinet Office team overseeing the competition and because of an unknown issue with the original documentation, Janes understands.
A lot of time has subsequently been lost, which some delegates believe may result in a shortened downselection period. Competitors think this timeframe may now be too short and may cause issues when the downselection of companies (from seven to two) is finalised.
The CTTP, supported by the STP, aims to develop a comprehensive collective training system for the British Army, blended with new live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) solutions to deliver “[an] integrated, expeditionary, and digitalised Future Collective Training System (FCTS)”, the army said.
The single-sourced contract is expected to be awarded in 2025 and is worth more than GBP600 million (USD750 million) over a 10-year period.