NSC's enduring support of future commanders and staff officers from all three UK Armed Services is to run until at least March 2018.

The simulation, training and consultancy specialist has been an ever-present asset at the UK Defence Academy's Joint Services Command and Staff College since it opened its doors in 1998 and was responsible for introducing computer-based wargaming to the former Army Staff College seven years earlier.

Building on the long-standing relationship, NSC will continue to share its internationally-deployed exercise support services with military directing staff to help design and deliver theatre-level education serials for the Advanced Command and Staff Course.

NSC will also go on providing experienced analysts for the exercise phases of the Shrivenham-based college's Higher, Advanced and Intermediate Staff Command courses to further enhance students' understanding of the increasingly important role Operational Analysis (OA) plays in theatres.

This continuity of expertise coupled with NSC's adeptness at switching emphasis between simulation, wargaming and OA to meet evolving training objectives will enable the Defence Academy to maintain its reputation for delivering first-class decision-making exercises based on operations within complex land, air and maritime environments.

Wing Commander Nel Doherty, SO1 Exercises and Simulation at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, said officers attending Shrivenham valued NSC's vast experience in the fields of technical simulation and OA support.

"NSC's subject matter experts do this type of work day in, day out and bring an added level of continuing having helped to deliver exercises at the college for many years," she continued.