Supported by Royal Thai Army 3rd Regiment SOU King’s Guard

Hua Hin, Thailand

13-16 December 2022

NCT PRO Outline

NCT PRO Challenge Asia is the result of three years of development of a training concept for Southeast Asia. The original multi-country event changed due to COVID restrictions to a single one-week training event which was adapted to a full two-week training event with RTA SOU and international participants.

The event is split in two separate training weeks: one week is a dedicated SOF training (no sponsors) at the SOU Training Center in Lop Buri followed by a week training of SOF units with enabling teams from Royal Thai Army and international partners.

The second week is organized around scenarios with multiple missions in each scenario. This would work like the following example: a VIP protection mission turns into a CBRN incident when the principal is attacked with an unknown substance and the operators need to safeguard their principal, use basic CBRN decontamination and other counter measures and exfiltrate the area. The follow up mission is the CBRN unit responsible for sampling and the forensic investigation.

NCT PRO Challenge is a public-private cooperation initiative and industry is invited to provide new technology to try, test and evaluate during the trainings. However, the training missions and training the teams is the primary objective of NCT PRO Challenge.


NCT PRO Challenge Asia will continue to invite regional and international teams. Currently the following teams are scheduled to join:

  • Royal Thai Army Special Operations Unit
  • Royal Thai Army Mine Action Center
  • Royal Thai Army Chemical Department
  • ROK Army CBRN (Korea)
  • Philippines Join Special Operations Group
  • Philippines Police Bomb Data Center

Mission set

Intelligence has led to a suspected clandestine lab hidden in the basement.

  • Mission 1: Recon/intel gathering (session combined with mission 2)
  • Mission 2: Laboratory raid (session combined with mission 1)
  • Mission 3: Sampling and Forensic investigation at the lab (1 session)

Area of operations

NCT PRO eXperience will take place in Hua Hin, Thailand.

How does it work?

The start of your participation in NCT PRO is a chat with your IB Consultancy account manager. Together you look which of your products and technologies would fit best in the different missions and scenarios and what sponsorship package fits you best. In preparation for the booking, you may request a copy of the Training Plan to read the detailled briefing packs for the missions.

Equipment sponsor options per scenario

Equipment TypeScenario 1Scenario 2Scenario 3Scenario 4Scenario 5Scenario 6
X-Ray / Scan
Detection (explosive)
Detection (bio)
Detection Solids (bio)
Detection vapor (chem)
Detection liquid (Chem)
Detection Standoff (Chem)
Detection (rad)

Impressions from past NCT

NCT Sponsors


week beforeDedicated SOF Training (not public)Lop Bori
MondayAfternoonNCT PRO Briefing (Companies only)Le Meridien Bangkok
Tuesday - Thursdayall dayNCT PRO TrainingLe Meridien Bangkok
FridayMorningNCT PRO TrainingLe Meridien Bangkok
FridayAfternoonPRO Challenge & CertificatesLe Meridien Bangkok
FridayEveningBBQ Dinner for allLe Meridien Bangkok