What is the Soldier, Training & Special Programmes (STSP) Team?

The Soldier, Training and Special Programmes (STSP) Team, part of the Land Equipment Operating Centre, consists of a Programme Management Office (PgMO) and three programme areas:

  1. Dismounted Close Combat (DCC);
  2. Training & Simulation Systems Programme (TSSP); and
  3. Special Projects Search & Countermeasures (SPSCM).

The PgMO is made up of a number of different functions. In a customer-facing capacity the team undertakes planning and synchronisation. They are also responsible for providing day to day business management support along with financial scrutiny and governance for the whole of the STSP group. The DCC programme delivers equipment to those engaged in dismounted close combat. The programme is made up of five areas of delivery:

  1. Surveillance and Target Acquisition;
  2. Lethality;
  3. Command and Battlespace Management;
  4. Survivability; and
  5. Mobility.

The TSSP programme delivers training systems and services in the Land Environment to enable the Armed Forces to successfully prepare for operations. This includes live training, command and staff tactical training and crew training. SPSCM is a discreet team which is tailored to meet the needs of the specialist user. The programme delivers Special Forces equipment to Joint Forces Command, for those engaged in Counter IED and Counter Terrorism work.


Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).


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