Tomorrow’s technologies today – a French success story

MASA Group has established itself as a leading international provider of Decisional Artificial Intelligence software to customers around the world in sectors such as the defense, public safety, games-related and 3D virtual universes. The company, which will be exhibiting on home territory at the eminent defense and security exhibition Eurosatory, brings valuable export sales to the French economy.

Originating from one of the world’s most prestigious scientific universities, Ecole Normale Supérieure, and under the leadership of a new management team, over the last four years MASA Group has evolved into a truly global company, specializing in the development of Artificial Intelligence-based Modelling & Simulation software. The company’s MASA SWORD[1]  and MASA LIFE[2]  commercial off the shelf (COTS) products are ideally suited to meet the challenges of our modern, fast-paced and dynamic world where changing situations and threats require targeted technological solutions.

Defence & Security Systems International, vol. 1 2014


As funding for defence projects continues to fall, armies are increasingly looking to simulation software for economically viable training solutions. Juan-Pablo Torres, CEO of MASA Group, discusses how artificial intelligence-based computer programs can save forces time and money.

Next release of MASA SWORD to enable state-of-the-art capabilities for the training of logistics command staff

MASA Group’s market leading automated wargame solution, SWORD, now includes advanced logistics capabilities. The new features make it possible to train logistics commanders with cutting-edge simulation tools that were previously only available for the training of tactical command staff.

Training solutions have traditionally focused upon tactical scenarios, neglecting logistics command posts requirements. Recognizing this need, MASA Group (« MASA »), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence-based simulation software for the defense, emergency management, and games-related markets, made the decision to develop advanced logistics models for its flagship product. The developments are integrated in the latest release of SWORD, which will be demonstrated at ITEC. As a result SWORD will be the very first solution to provide state-of-the-art simulation capabilities to train logistics command staff.

The Colombian Army has successfully conducted an emergency management exercise for a private oil company using MASA Group’s simulation software

MASA SWORD was adopted by the ESDEGUE (Colombian Superior War College) last August to equip its training center for command staff. The smart simulation platform allows scenarios for both military and public safety decision-makers.

MASA Group (“MASA”), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence-based simulation software for the defense, emergency management, and games-related markets, announces ESDEGUE’s first use of its constructive simulation SWORD to train crisis supervisors and decision-makers of a privately-held corporation.

MASA Group and Systematic strengthen cooperation to deliver new functionalities

MASA Group and Systematic have entered into a strategic partnership to further develop and demonstrate their integrated Simulation-Command and Control solution for the military and civil security markets

The strategic relationship between MASA Group, a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence-based simulation software, and Danish software systems integrator Systematic was reinforced this month following the signing of a partner agreement. This partnership, initiated through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2011, follows a period of successful collaboration, including an 18 month project on behalf of the Danish MOD within the context of NATO’s Modelling & Simulation Group 085. The companies will continue to develop their synergies and respond to growing requirements for integrated Commercial-off-the-shelf (‘COTS’) Command and Control (‘C2’) solutions around the world.

MASA Group is declared a National Champion of European Business at the British Embassy in Paris

Of the 17,000 candidates in the European Business Awards, MASA is the only company specializing in decisional Artificial Intelligence and intelligent simulations to be officially acknowledged as an EBA National Champion

An exclusive event hosted by the British Embassy in Paris was held at the end of last year to honor the 30 French companies named National Champions by the European Business Awards. As part of this distinguished cluster, MASA CEO Juan-Pablo Torres and New Markets & Sales Manager, Enrico Raue joined eminent guests from across France to celebrate reaching this unique status. During the reception, MASA was presented with an official certificate marking the company’s success.

MASA SWORD powers Brazilian Army’s first large-scale command staff training exercise

Less than six months after the Brazilian Army selected MASA SWORD to provide training to its battalion, brigade and division level commanders COMBATER, powered by MASA SWORD, has been deployed in Rio Grande do Sul.

MASA Group announces that the Brazilian Army has carried out the first large-scale command staff training exercise at brigade level using COMBATER, powered by SWORD. MASA’s constructive simulation has been specifically adapted in such a short period of time for the unique demands of the Brazilian Army, resulting in the bespoke product named COMBATER. Developed in order to train command staff for the rigours of the operational environment, the system has been testedto train officers from the 6th Armored Infantry Brigade, the 8th Motorized Infantry Brigade and the 3rd Motorized Cavalry Brigade.

The Brazilian Army Selects MASA SWORD Constructive Simulation after a Highly-selective Bid Process Won by Decatron

SWORD will be used for the training of command posts of the Brazilian Army at the battalion, brigade and division levels. SWORD will be adapted to the Brazilian military doctrine and will allow simulating defense and public safety scenarios.


MASA-Sword-LogoMASA Group (“MASA”), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, emergency preparedness, serious games and game development markets, announces that the Brazilian Army has signed a major contract for the use of MASA SWORD. This contract has been signed by Decatron (, a Brazilian systems integrator, and will be executed through its consulting arm RustCon, with full support from MASA. It includes the acquisition and full customization of SWORD, MASA’s flagship constructive simulation software.

MASA SWORD Simulation Used to Optimize Response and Resilience during UN Logistics Chain Emergency Preparedness Training in Peru

The exercise allowed to strengthen the operational capacities of the local authorities in case of an earthquake or a tsunami – Improved cooperation between the public and the private sectors for the distribution of humanitarian help and food relief to the local populations

global_platform_header-logo-MasaMASA Group (“MASA”), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, emergency preparedness, serious games and game development markets, is participating as a representative company from the Private sector to the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. This event is coordinated by UNISDR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) and is taking place from May 19th to 23th in Geneva, Switzerland.