On September 29th and 30th, the HCFDC (the French High Committee for Civil Defense) organized a training exercise simulating a major flood in Paris using MASA SWORD. Over 15 organizations and companies participated, each in their own crisis unit, in order to test their emergency response to a once-in-a-century flood in Paris.
Two weeks of almost unprecedented flooding were simulated over 22 hours. All participants were connected to a shared bulletin board that displayed their actions in response to the crisis in real time. They also benefited from a 3D-view of Paris, using a connection between SWORD and Google Earth
Beginning of July, the Brazilian Army hosted a military simulation and training press trip to several Army training and evaluation centers throughout the country, visiting military facilities in Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, and Santa Maria do Sul, where the Brazilian Army has deployed COMBATER, a customized version of SWORD (MASA’s constructive training system).
At the CAA-Sul (Training and Evaluation Centre), in Santa Maria
Four journalists from the UK (representing Jane’s, Shephard Media, Moench Publishing, PMI and Military Training & Simulation News) gave MASA their conclusions and insights about the trip, having had the opportunity of observing a major divisional exercise using COMBATER (SWORD customized version according to the Brazilian Army doctrine and equipment capabilities) in Santa Maria, and discussed future procurement plans for the system.
Earlier this week, MASA released the latest version of their industry-leading serious wargames software, SWORD. Discover some of the powerful new features our developers have added!
MASA presents the second issue of its semestrial newsletter: INTELLIGENCE
In this edition, you will learn more about MASA and Systematic’s technology « the C2 classroom », the latest product news and discover SYNERGY at a United Nations Conference.
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Held at Sendai (Japan), the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) gathers thousands of people from governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector to discuss the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
MASA is releasing the 10th minor version of MASA LIFE with, once again, a focus on VBS integration.
Improved animation control
The main feature of this release is a vastly improved character controller for VBS units. Thanks to our close collaboration with the Bohemia Simulation team we have managed to get smoother character animation and better control of the speed of movement. In practice, this improved control allows:
- soldiers to walk, run and sprint;
- animation blending between speeds to be handled properly;
- behaviors to specify which speed to use, the controller being able to automatically decrease the speed whenever needed (sharp turns, collision avoidance, …).
In upcoming releases we’ll further refine this control for improved handling of strafing. This 1.10 release is also the last preliminary release on our path to release a reusable military infantry behavior content library !