Team Fisher, the Capita-led consortium including Raytheon UK, Elbit Systems UK, Fujitsu, the University of Lincoln and several smaller British suppliers, has assumed responsibility for engineering and maintenance support for a range of 34 training systems and simulators. The systems previously fell under the contract formally known as Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability and Support Service (MARTASS).
Some of the more familiar training simulators include Bridge Navigation Trainers, Damage Repair Instruction Units (DRIU), and Fighter Controller and Helicopter Controller Simulators. These systems are located across nine UK Royal Navy and defence establishments, including naval bases and air stations in the south-west and the greater Portsmouth area. This will represent the end of the MARTASS contract and will see all the related activities become part of Team Fisher’s wider training equipment support services, which it has been running since commencing service delivery in April 2021. This transfer also includes some personnel who will move into both Capita and Raytheon.
Raytheon will be responsible for the delivery of engineering support, routine maintenance, as well as the modernisation and upgrade of legacy equipment. The engineering and maintenance team will join the existing Training Equipment Project Management Team, operated by Raytheon as part of Project Selborne. This existing team currently provides support to training equipment at Training Establishments and Naval Bases across the UK.
Colleagues transferring to Capita will deliver Role Player and Desk Driver services for fighter and helicopter control simulators at RNAS Yeovilton, alongside providing first-line maintenance support for these same simulators.
As part of the transition, the existing Team Fisher Service Desk run by Fujitsu services will be extended to respond to requests for maintenance and support for all training equipment, including the 34 systems moving across, and acting as a single point of contact (SPOC) for managing the fault resolution process.
Team Fisher’s approach is making learning more personalised for Service personnel, which aligns with the Royal Navy’s wider transformation agenda to make training more flexible and efficient and to minimise time spent away from the front line.