French-based artificial intelligence-based, modelling and simulation provider, MASA Group has delivered a completely customised version of its wargame with automated forces, SWORD, to the Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC), in order to equip its Computerised War-Game Centre (CWGC). The simulation has been adapted to reflect specific requirements including the Army’s doctrine, equipment and supplies as well as its ooperational terrain.
The ARTDOC has chosen to employ SWORD for command post training from the battalion to the division level. The software enables the Army to immerse its training audience in different types of military and civil emergency scenarios. SWORD can simulate and control tens of thousands of soldiers and units.
The Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) has brought two MASA SWORD licences for use within its Land Capability Branch of the Joint Operations and Analysis Division.
The division develops ‘computational tools and techniques for use by multidisciplinary teams involved in land force analysis’.
‘We draw on strong collaboration with our clients, industry, academia and international d.efence partners to maintain a world-class military experimentation capability. Australia’s DST Group [has invested] in MASA SWORD to simulate complex operational research scenarios,’ the division said on its website.
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The local government body responsible for the French port city Le Havre – the Communauté De l’Agglomération Havraise (CODAH) – has been awarded the “Trophée de la Collectivité Locale” of “Social Resilience” by the French Committee for Civil Defense (HCFDC).
The prize recognizes exceptional crisis management planning and preparation work at local government level and is presented by French officials from across the public and private sectors. This nationwide competition is held every two years to reward societal resilience initiatives in the fields of security, crisis management, public safety and continuity of service within the context of major risks and threats.
As part of an ongoing training process, the local government authorities in Le Havre use MASA Group’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based simulation system, SWORD, within its civil security/crisis preparedness platform. SWORD has been in service in Le Havre since 2009 and is deployed during three two-day exercises which are held each year. Each course is typically attended by up to 15 representatives responsible for crisis management from industry, government, the emergency services and the harbor authority.