Defence and technology firm invests in state-of-the-art training academy in Lincoln

Defence and technology company, MASS, has opened a new state-of-the-art training academy in Lincoln, where electronic warfare and defence training and simulation programmes will be delivered for its defence and industry customers.

The New Horizons building, situated at Teal Park, will enable MASS to carry out electronic warfare, cyber and defence training programmes for military professionals from its base in Lincoln.

A number of world class training simulators have been installed at the New Horizons building, enabling MASS to carry out all of its leading training programmes from the Lincoln location and host hundreds of delegates from around the world each year. The facility will house key training capabilities covering electronic warfare, cyber and digital forensics.

The new facility was opened at an event on Tuesday 25th February by Major General Tom Copinger-Symes, Director of Military Digitisation UK Strategic Command and MASS Managing Director Chris Stanley.

Moving to the new academy marks a significant growth for MASS in Lincoln, with the company already hiring for new roles in the building, creating jobs in the region.

Chris Stanley, Managing Director of MASS, said: “We’re delighted to be officially opening our new state-of-the-art facility at Teal Park. We have had an established presence in Lincoln since 2005, the new facility will mean we are able to offer our leading electronic warfare, cyber and defence training capabilities at the Lincoln office and allows us to meet the increasing demand for our specialist services.

“The new facility will support the future growth of the company, and I’m excited by our potential to further strengthen our offering which enhances UK and international security.

“We have already hosted our first cohort of electronic warfare students at the academy, which immediately demonstrated the benefits of housing all of our training capabilities under one roof.”

The move to the New Horizons building will also see MASS introduce green-first initiatives which include providing all employees with a reusable steel water bottle, installing electric car charging points for staff and visitors, and introducing recycled plastic garden furniture and benches.

MASS’s head office will remain in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire while the company has also expanded with a new office opening in Beckington, Somerset.