MS&T, vol. 3/4 2014


After decades of in-house maintenance and development, the Brazilian Army decided a new COTS solution would provide significant benefits and ROI. The result is COMBATER, a constructive simulation system that is meeting their expectations. Lt Col Sergio Martins Rocha, Brazillian Army, tells the story.

Military Training & Simulation News – Vol. 16, Issue 1 2014

South America, and Brazil in particular, is making major investments in training and simulation systems. This article investigates how Brazil is redefining its constructive training with the adoption of an innovative new training system.

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.

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 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.