October 2012

New state-of-the-art Electronic Warfare training facility opens

MASS, a Cohort plc company and leading UK provider of Electronic Warfare (EW) training, is pleased to announce that it has opened a new state-of-the-art training centre in Lincoln.

Harnessing its experience of current EW operations in air, land and maritime environments, MASS has developed a training facility that allows students to learn in high-tech but relaxed surroundings using the latest EW, radar and communications system simulators.

Expert trainers with operational and technical EW expertise are joined by academics and technical specialists to provide a classroom experience that helps students learn new skills though simulation and scenario-based visualisation tools.  Through our partnerships with equipment providers, the students can utilise real systems too – both in the classroom and on organised visits.

Work began in June on refurbishing the 3,600 sq ft building adjacent to the company’s existing office in Tritton Road, Lincoln to create four advanced training rooms, which utilise interactive training, smart boards, touch screens and leading computer software. There are syndicate rooms where students can prepare briefings, brainstorm and also spend time discussing their course work. A large breakout room and catering facilities allow students to relax between classes, use the internet, play pool and take refreshments.  We are very sensitive to the needs of students from different cultures and so a Prayer Room is available and Halal food can be provided for those who may have particular dietary or religious requirements.

Ashley Lane, Managing Director of MASS, said: “We have delivered over 40,000 days of high quality EW training in recent years to armed forces personnel worldwide, ranging from one-day courses to one year courses, including MSc qualifications and on-the-job training too.  This additional facility and desirable location will enable us to continue to attract and retain some of the most highly-skilled training staff, and also provide a service that will help armed forces from around the world to develop their own indigenous EW capability.”