Training Facility

The International Special Training facility for Covert Operations is open to Domestic and International Defence, NATO-SOF, Law-Enforcement and Allied Government Intelligence Agencies only, we run a closed-door policy which prevents access to the private sector.

Based in Herefordshire in the United Kingdom, set within 450 acres of private and secluded countryside away from the general public and in view of the infamous Black Mountains, sits our award-winning Special Training Facility, which offers assured discretion and privacy to those who select to work, train and integrate themselves with us.

The ISTF-CO is an enabling platform that allows our subject matter experts to exchange their knowledge in a safe and secure environment while taking advantage of our closed-door Capability building Sessions which are designed to introduce new covert procedures & technologies.

ISTF-CO hosts a number of high-quality, no expense spared training cells that enhance the delivery of our in-house intellectual properties, covert innovations, solutions and systems to a professional community.

Theoretical Cell:
A large well-lit, comfortable and spacious ‘clean’ classroom which supports the learning needs of up to 10 students, and is equipped with state-of-the-art fully interactive ‘clevertouch’ media solutions for power point delivery, planning and preparation, briefings and on-line E-Learning sessions.

CROPS® International Special Training Facility - Covert Operations

Technical Cell:
Purpose-built electronics lab supporting ‘clevertouch’ media solutions and hosting students with their own fully equipped work stations containing professional grade tools, soldering equipment, test generators and a full spectrum of electronic components that enables the delivery of our none-attributable technical COTS programs & other technical / electronic projects to be developed and manufactured to the highest professional standards.

Fabrication Cell:
Fully equipped ‘dirty’ workshop which supports all design and manufacturing needs of course materials from bespoke camera hides, concealments and enclosures via CAD Design. With a number of dedicated 3D printers and micro-CNC tooling machines allowing for the production of specialist mounts which become custom to many covert technical deployments. The shelves within the fabrication cell are fully stocked with paints, dies, sprays, mimicry stores to include raw materials and heavyweight bench mounted power tools for larger project development.

CROPS® International Special Training Facility - Covert Operations

Method of Entry Cell:
Fully equipped professional Lock’s workshop supporting all training levels of defeat techniques, from basic hand-picking to advance technical alarm defeat. It’s vital to us at the ISTF-CO that our facility can support multiple training programs simultaneously, to that end each of our program disciplines have their own dedicated work zones [cells].

Capabilities Cell:
Professional grade visual and audio technical systems, solutions and covert innovations on the shelf and to hand, offering clients and customers an ideal opportunity to trial and evaluate equipment in real-time with our subject matter experts on site to answer questions and conduct equipment capability demonstrations.

CROPS® International Special Training Facility - Covert Operations
CROPS® International Special Training Facility - Covert Operations

Crew Room:
Self-contained Kitchen & Dining room with cooking facilities to support all meals throughout training periods, which includes free refreshments and a coffee bar where our branded Columbian & Brazilian coffee is literally on tap and can be enjoyed on the sofas within our chill out zone at any time of the day.

Get in Contact: To arrange a visit of our facility or to book your capabilities training session click [HERE].