CTS maximises capability for defence leaders

Futura's Capability Transformation Solution (CTS) shows you where and how you can maximise your capability under your existing resources.  It imports the projections you have, and marries them with projections from your existing data; then gives you the tools to stress-test your plans and see the impact on future Capability and its cost.  Futura developed CTS for over a decade, working on Land, Sea, Air and combined-service programmes in different territories.  Our customers show us significant gains in capability, and cost savings of many times their investment in the solution.



  • Unlock and de-risk capability.  CTS identifies which resources, programme activities and costs across the Defence Lines of Development (DLoDs) are critical to maintain capability, and which are not.
  • Identify savings whilst protecting key budgets. CTS identifies and graphically illustrates the impacts of cost and DLoD constraints.
  • Save workload and turnaround time. CTS enables staff officer-led, in-house analysis, massively reducing your policy-reaction times.  It lets you swiftly and effectively communicate plans, assumptions, outcomes and risks to senior staff.



Typical questions CTS is called upon to answer:

 What is the impact on capability of modifying this policy/plan? 

 What are the future capability impacts of a budgetary cut to the programme? 

How do the costs of these two capability plans compare? 

Which programme/ DLOD risks would have the highest impact on future capability? How can these be reduced?



How it works

  1. You can make informed decisions even where the information available is sparse or unclear.
  2. The CTS demonstrates how capability will develop over time. You can see where and when constraints in certain Lines of Development may limit the delivery of capability.
  3. The CTS allows you to stress-test your plans. You can see where future resource gaps and risks to capability lie, giving you the time you need to take action.


The Royal Australian Navy
The Royal Australian Navy
employs CTS across all its Force Element Groups, following a successful deployment during the transition from Guided Missile Frigates to Air Warfare Destroyers.  The CTS revealed savings of $10m in its first month, on a single programme.


UK Army Joint Helicopter Command

UK Army Joint Helicopter Command
used CTS to manage the transition from Lynx to Wildcat helicopters, ensuring they had the crew, equipment and pilots they needed to maintain their Force Operational Readiness Mechanism cycle.  Thanks to the CTS, JHC saved £4.2m.

The Ministry of Defence

UK Army Equipment Directorate
used the CTS when introducing its new FRES armoured vehicles while retiring the legacy fleet.  It reduced costs without compromising their Battle Units or Force Elements at Readiness.

The Australian Army

The Australian Army
contracted Futura to identify ‘Smart Sustainment’ (equipment-maintenance) savings during a major land vehicle transition, and to assess what effect Introduction Into Service training would have on the transition programme.

Two other modules can be integrated into CTS or implemented independently:

  • Workforce Sustainability, equips you to release sustainable savings and Capability gains from the manpower system, by examining the effect of your personnel policies on the makeup and skills of the Future Force.

  • Trained Output Assurance, enables you to release sustainable savings and efficiency gains from the training system, by stress-testing plans for generating trained output under your available resources.



To discuss Capability Transformation Solution or any of our solutions, call our Managing Director Christopher Barker on +44 (0) 1483 401800.