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.

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.

MASA releases SWORD V6.0 to provide unique capability for enhanced training and analysis

The market leading automated wargame solution for training or decision support, MASA SWORD, has recently been upgraded with a series of new capabilities. Customers will benefit from a range of new features including an improved user interface to strengthen SWORD’s position as the world’s most popular training & analysis tool.

With customers in 15 countries around the world, MASA 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 publicly showcased for the first time at the ITEC exhibition and conference in Prague from 28-30 April 2015.

I/ITSEC 2014 marks a record year for MASA

It has been a year of significant achievements for MASA since the last edition of I/ITSEC. The company now provides its smarter simulation software to over 15 countries, enhancing savings, flexibility and realism of mission preparedness training for armed forces around the world.

The latest editions of MASA Group’s flagship constructive simulation software, MASA SWORD, and its next generation middleware, MASA LIFE, will be introduced today at booth 2227 at the Inter-service/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida. The event also marks the end of a successful year for MASA, which has seen the continued growth of the company’s international customer base across Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific and South America.

Multi-national ‘SUMAN Warrior’ exercise in New Zealand utilizes MASA technology for the first time

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New Zealand is the first Commonwealth country to use MASA SWORD, exclusively demonstrated during a large scale international training exercise

Armed Forces from five countries took part in the annual ‘SUMAN Warrior’ training exercise last month in New Zealand, using MASA’s flagship SWORD constructive simulation software for the first time.

Held at the Linton Military Camp at Palmerston North, on New Zealand’s North Island, SUMAN Warrior is a land-based tactical-level Command Post Exercise (CPX) which is carried out between the nations within the Commonwealth’s Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA)[1] Singapore, United-Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia and New-Zealand (SUMAN).

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.

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.

The Colombian Army has successfully conducted an emergency management exercise for a private oil company using MASA Group’s simulation software

MASA SWORD was adopted by the ESDEGUE (Colombian Superior War College) last August to equip its training center for command staff. The smart simulation platform allows scenarios for both military and public safety decision-makers.

MASA Group (“MASA”), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence-based simulation software for the defense, emergency management, and games-related markets, announces ESDEGUE’s first use of its constructive simulation SWORD to train crisis supervisors and decision-makers of a privately-held corporation.

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 Group is declared a National Champion of European Business at the British Embassy in Paris

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Of the 17,000 candidates in the European Business Awards, MASA is the only company specializing in decisional Artificial Intelligence and intelligent simulations to be officially acknowledged as an EBA National Champion

An exclusive event hosted by the British Embassy in Paris was held at the end of last year to honor the 30 French companies named National Champions by the European Business Awards. As part of this distinguished cluster, MASA CEO Juan-Pablo Torres and New Markets & Sales Manager, Enrico Raue joined eminent guests from across France to celebrate reaching this unique status. During the reception, MASA was presented with an official certificate marking the company’s success.