Common Support Model (Land) – Briefing Note

The Common Support Model (Land) programme has been jointly initiated by Director Support in Army HQ (Maj Gen Gaunt) and Director Land Equipment in DE&S (Maj Gen McClean) with the high-level intent of making clear ‘who does what and how’ across the support landscape (for land vehicles and weapon systems). In simple terms, the CSM(L) aims to codify the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of those involved in the ‘support’ business across the Army, DE&S and industry landscape. The programme will bring focus to what really matters across the support enterprise and will recommend immediate and longer-term change in an integrated and coherent manner. It will be fully aligned to the Defence Support Network (Transformation) Defence Support Operating Model and the DE&S Common Support Framework.

Director Support and Director Land Equipment joint vision for CSM(L) – “The Common Support Model (Land) will be an integrated, useable and clearly articulated operating model for Land platforms that will improve support across the operator-industry spectrum while delivering better VfM through life.”

A team has been appointed to conduct this work that will comprise of military, civil servants and contractors and will be led by Col Ian Gibson in the Army HQ and Col (for Brig) Anna-Lee Reilly in the DE&S. This team is energised to make rapid progress and will need to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to understand how we currently do business, capture it properly and then make recommendations for how to do it better.

For more information about the Common Support Model (Land) programme, including information on events you are able to get involved with, please email

The Battlefield and Tactical Communications & Information Systems (BATCIS) TRINITY Industry Briefing Day

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Time: 1000hrs – 1600hrs

Venue: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

The BATCIS team will be providing an update on the TRINITY project programme of work.

The Industry Brief will share the status of the TRINITY technical and architectural approaches, the operational analysis and further thinking on the acquisition approaches. The event will consist of plenary sessions on the overall programme and focus sessions on the architecture, technical and acquisition approaches.

What is BATCIS

The BATCIS Delivery Team is part of Information Systems & Services (ISS).  BATCIS is responsible for the development, fielding and sustainment of a range of tactical CIS equipment and systems used in the joint Land Environment. The BATCIS portfolio includes Bowman, the Common Battlefield Applications Toolset (ComBAT), Digitisation Infrastructure and Platform Battlefield Information Systems Application (PBISA), all collectively known as BCIP, MORPHEUS, Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA), the Personal Role Radio, Tactical Ground to Air and Tactical Satellite radios, the MAKEFAST engineer BISA, Falcon and TRINITY.

Details about the Industry Briefing Day

The Industry Briefing Day will be taking place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on Thursday 28th February 2019 from 1000hrs–1600hrs. If you are interested in attending the event you will need to request a booking form through:

What information will you get from this day?

  • An update on the developments within the TRINITY programme

Opportunities of the day:

  • Engagement with the TRINITY team.
  • Network with other suppliers and potential partners.

Information on the TRINITY requirement and previous engagement with industry can be found on the AWARD TRINITY Market Engagement Portals. If you would like access to these then please contact us at the address provided above.

There will be a maximum of 3 places available for each organisation. Places will be allocated on a priority basis and each organisation should ensure that the most appropriate representatives, who must be security cleared (United Kingdom Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV)), are nominated to attend. When booking for the event you will be asked to nominate your representative for the small group sessions. Refreshments including lunch will be provided throughout the event.

If you have any queries about the event, please contact us on

In order to complete the necessary security and domestic arrangements all suppliers interested in attending the day must register their interest by no later than 17:00 on Wednesday 20th February.