Forum Innovation DGA

On Novembre 26th occured the 4th Innovation Forum from the French procurement agency (DGA) at the Ecole Polytechnique.

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Laurent Collet-Billion, Head of the DGA, following a demonstration of TACTIC 

MASA was invited to attend, in order to present its research program TACTIC, a project that simplifies C2 (Command and Control) tactical systems by making them more accessible and by allowing for multimodal ergonomics, an easy-­to-­read interface, interoperability with C2 systems, and standardized exchanges.

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SWORD presented on a computer as well as on tablets, thanks to TACTIC

MASA joins new UN directive to focus on improving emergency and crisis planning

MASA Group’s simulation training product, SYNERGY, will lead the way to improved resilience in cities against emergencies and disasters, as they sign up to a brand new UN initiative to tackle the issue.

MASA Group has participated in the first Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Alliance for RIsk SEnsitive investment (ARISE). ARISE is a private sector alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies and was launched on November 6th, 2015 by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with the aim of raising resilience in the face of both natural and man-made hazards. So far 100 companies across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australasia have signed up to help reduce the business world’s impact on the earth (including corporations across a variety of industries such as the UK pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline, Japanese IT conglomerate NEC, American technology and consulting corporation IBM, multi-national insurance group AXA and international professional services Deloitte).

A founding member of ARISE, MASA’s involvement with the new alliance is centered on the use of its artificial-intelligence capabilities to simulate risks and emergency plans. SYNERGY is an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software developed by MASA that can reduce the impact of disasters by both validating disaster plans and training staff to improve their level of preparedness in the face of an emergency. SYNERGY can also test out multiple response strategies during an actual disaster and calculate the outcome of these response strategies in real time. The appointed crisis team can then select the most effective solution.

MASA at I/ITSEC 2015

This year again, MASA will take part in I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida in booth #2224.

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Here are the events you don’t want to miss there:

DEMONSTRATION
State-of-the-art products SWORD, LIFE and SYNERGY

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL & COCKTAIL
on Wednesday, December 2nd at 3:00pm

The French Army testimonial “SWORD global deployment
at French Command staff Training Centers”
by Commandant Cadot, Program Officer of SOULT
Simulation for Combined Forces and Land Logistics Operations
Followed by a cocktail

CONFERENCE
on Thursday, December 3rd at 9:30am

« Innovative division/brigade level Commanding Officer
training solution for Influence Operations »
by Lionel Khimeche, R&T Program Manager at the French procurement agency (DGA) & Romain Bosa, SWORD Product Manager

FREE MASSAGE
Ten minute back or hand massage
Bring your business card and book your slot!

 

For all inquiries or meeting requests, please contact:
Amandine PINGET : amandine.pinget@masagroup.net
Mobile : +33 6 47 60 75 46

Military Training & Simulation News, Issue 5 2015

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MASA cements French success

MASA Group’s long-term military customer, the French Army has acquired a global license for the company’s SWORD constructive training system. Initially selecting SWORD in 2002, this recent agreement follows many years of collaboration between MASA, the French procurement agency (DGA) and the French Land Forces. SWORD provides training for SOULT (the simulation program for Combined Forces and Ground Logistics Units’ Operations), for the operational training of Combined Forces at divisional, brigade, and battle group command post levels.
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NATO CAX Forum

The 10th NATO Computer Assisted Exercise Forum (NATO CAX Forum 2015) will be organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence in Vicenza (Italy) from September 29th to October 2nd. The CAX Forum is theld yearly and focus on technical items and operating procedures related to simulation- based exercises and training support, in order to promote the exchange of information and best practices among the Staffs of NATO and national simulation/training centres.

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During this year’s edition, MASA will be giving a presentation on how MASA SWORD can be used as a training and evaluation tool, using for instance its After Action Review features. You can find the presentation given here.

French Army acquires a global license for MASA SWORD

Following 12 years of successful collaboration, the French Armed Forces have expanded their use of MASA’s flagship constructive simulation software, SWORD, through the acquisition of a global license

Paris, France – MASA Group’s long-term military customer, the French Army, is leading the way in the preparation for operational engagement through simulation with the acquisition of a global license for MASA’s internationally renowned SWORD automated war-game. Having originally identified SWORD’s underlying technology as a pioneering tool for cost-effective, time-efficient training in 2002, this recent, significant agreement follows many years of solid collaboration between MASA, the French procurement agency (DGA) and the French Land Forces. SWORD provides an immediate solution to SOULT (the simulation program for Combined Forces and Ground Logistics Units’ Operations), for the operational preparation of Combined Forces at division, brigade, and battle group command posts.

Training & Simulation Forum – Interview

Training & Simulation Forum published an in-depth interview from Juan-Pablo Torres, MASA Group’s CEO & President.

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« One of the great pleasures of working in the training and simulation community is the opportunity to meet and talk with innovative, motivated and successful people – and the companies they work in or manage. Having met Juan-Pablo Torres several times over the last five years, we recently had an in-depth interview with him, trying to determine what makes MASA Group different and successful. »

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Futur en Seine 2015

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Held in Paris from June 11th to 14th in La Gaîté Lyrique and the CNAM, Futur en Seine is an international festival that presents the latest digital French and international innovations to professionals and general public. There, MASA will present its R&D project OCTAVIA, which aims to propose an innovative tool to design and test scenes of ambient life involving interactive and autonomous non-player character in 3D environment.

Learn more on Futur en Seine here and on OCTAVIA here.

MASA to feature SWORD V6.0 at ITEC 2015

The latest version of MASA Group’s automated wargame solution for training or decision-support, MASA SWORD, will be unveiled at ITEC 2015. The company’s reputation for providing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology is further boosted by new customers in both the defense and the civil security sector.

With customers in 15 countries around the world, SWORD is rightly recognized as the world’s leading wargame with automated forces. The company has recently taken this capability a step further with the release of SWORD version 6.0. The range of new features included in this latest version is the result of a strong internal Research and Development effort that has been driven by a particularly close relationship with MASA’s growing customer base. SWORD v6 will be showcased for the first time at the ITEC exhibition and conference in Prague from 28-30 April 2015.