Training by gaming, is a very serious matter at the Belgian Defense Forces: « The fatalities are the direct result of your mistakes. »
Entraînement sur SWORD à Bourg Leopold – Belgique
An enemy force takes over a territory near Brazil’s border with Argentina. The countries unite, forming the Guarani Combined Brigade to fight and resolve the conflict. The scenario, a simulated exercise of Operation Guarani, brought together 146 Brazilian and Argentine service members.
Participants use the MASA COMBATER system, which simulates interactions based on information provided prior to the game—for instance, maps of the territory—and during the game.
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The simulation center at Bourg-Léopold was testing the brand new CST (Command and Staff Trainer) software during the last week of May. This tool allows companies and battalions to train in a virtual environment. The Liberation/Line Battalion (Bvr / 5Li) subjected the system to a first practical examination.
France has reason to cheer: for soldiers of the Belgian army, the preparation phase for operational engagement has just become French, at least in part. This phase involves command exercises at company and brigade level, and to carry them out the Land Forces component has chosen SWORD, a constructive simulation software package, designed and produced by MASA Group, an SME based in Paris.
Constructive systems for use as command and staff trainers are not new, but adding supporting technologies and the ability to integrate them with the virtual domain are increasing their functionnlity and usefulness.
After more than five years of successul operations in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, MASA Group has opened a subsidiary company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, consolidating its position in South America and increasing its customer outreach.