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Thales and Rolls-Royce join forces to develop next-generation training capability for the Global Maritime domain

Thales and Rolls-Royce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see both companies collaborating as Team TRiton to deliver learner-centric training capability in aspiration of supporting strategic programmes such as Operation Relentless and across the wider Maritime domain.

The partnership recognises that across maritime, land, air, cyber and critical national infrastructure sectors, millions of decisions are made operationally to ensure mission success. Team TRiton is at the heart of this endeavour by providing those empowered to make critical decisions with pioneering cutting-edge technologies, sophisticated synthetic environments and a full spectrum of immersive and integrated training.

"Our team is built around true collaboration. We recognise the skills we each bring and the benefits this provides for our defence customers. This is an amazing opportunity to develop modern training capability and we are excited about the prospect to continue to support our defence colleagues and serving personnel for many more years to come."

Darryn (Daz) Rawlins OBE, Managing Director of Thales Training and Simulation


"This is an exciting partnership that builds on our individual strengths to develop innovative training solutions that are fitting for our next generation of end users. Our collaboration, combined with the opportunity to work with the wider maritime community and SMEs, brings a diversity of thinking in a combination that is new and will bring the best value for money solution for our customers as we jointly strive to enhance UK prosperity"
Abi Clayton, Director Innovation and Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce Submarines


Team TRiton’s mission is to deliver best of breed integrated training capabilities that is greater than the sum of its parts.

We will deliver integrated training solutions with the additional benefits of reduced cost of ownership achieved through intelligent procurement and pioneering advances in behavioural sciences and technology. By harnessing cognitive data, AI, developing hyper-real synthetic environments and embedding next-generation technologies we will continually enhance the training experience. Through a demonstrable pedigree that spans heavily regulated and safety critical industries we retain the agility to adapt to user behaviours, emerging threats and the challenges of climate change.

By combining award-winning training design capability with a wealth of experience in digital innovation the partnership will provide our customers with an integrated and “match fit” solution comprising of innovative training devices and methods that range from complex simulators to holistic training services. Team TRiton aims to deliver realistic mission readiness whilst reducing equipment fatigue and optimising availability across all platforms.

Community Of Interest

Team TRiton is currently convening a Community Of Interest (COI) and invites interested parties (particularly niched technology suppliers, academia and small to medium enterprises) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) detailing their capabilities to by no later than 30th July 2021.

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