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Mass supports JFAC HQ Exercise Titanium Falcon 22 to prepare for integrated multinational missions

MASS, the global technology and training support company, has supported the UK Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (JFAC HQ) Exercise Titanium Falcon 22 (Ex TF22) at RAF High Wycombe. Taking place between September and October 2022, the exercise prepared JFAC HQ staff for integrated multinational joint task force missions.


Building on the previous TF21 exercise, and based on a fictious scenario, Ex TF22 was tailored to the HQ’s training objectives and focused on the operational level of Air C2.


Ex TF22 was broken down into specific JFAC division-level training, covering the key stages of Air Command and Control planning. This culminated in a week of operationally focused live HQ training during the final execution phase.


Steve Townsend, Head of Training Support at MASS said, “Today’s dynamic defence environment means that training, particularly for large scale collaborative missions, has never been more important for a successful mission outcome.


“The smooth running and positive feedback from JFAC HQ on the success of the exercise is a clear demonstration of MASS’ ability to develop, organise and execute large scale training programmes for the military. The effectiveness of integrated multinational joint task force missions is crucial and through simulation-based exercises experience can be gained and lessons learned in preparation for potential operations.”


For the exercise, MASS provided an experienced exercise director and staff who supported the core JFAC exercise team during the coordination and management of the event, including scenario and master event list development.


MASS also supplied mentors for each phase of the exercise, as well as a comprehensive simulation system – the US Marine Corps-developed Marine Air Ground Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) - which allowed for accurate simulation including simulated opposition. This ensured a realistic and scalable representation of joint operations, and exercise control with a 360-degree view that allows accurate representation across all environments.


The exercise was also supported by partner nations, which provided valuable insights into the benefits of coalition operations, while land and maritime staff provided vital cross-component interfaces as part of the Joint Force.


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