Bangladesh became, in early 2015, the third Asia Pacific country to select MASA Group’s world leading wargame solution with automated forces, SWORD. Less than 13 months after the initial contract signature, MASA has delivered a completely customized constructive simulation training solution to fulfil the needs of the Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC).
Just thirteen months after contract award, MASA has delivered a completely customized version of its wargame with automated forces, SWORD, to the Bangladesh ARTDOC, in order to equip its Computerized War-Game Center (CWGC). The simulation has been adapted to reflect specific requirements including the Army’s doctrine, equipment and supplies as well as its operational terrain.
The ARTDOC has chosen to employ SWORD for command post training from Battalion to 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.
As MASA’s last User Group meeting in Saumur proved in March, the key to developing world beating training technologies is to cultivate a close and active relationship with your customers. This conduit provides the feedback loop that is vital to continually enhance products and keep them on the leading edge of training technology.
With MASA SWORD now in service in nearly 20 countries, this feedback loop is significant and goes to show why the SWORD constructive training wargame solution continues to be the solution of choice for so many armies and government organizations around the world.
“Customer feedback is so important for us and assists us in designing updates for the product,” explains Enrico Raue, New Markets Development & Sales Manager at MASA. “We always keep the communication channels open through our regional sales managers and field service engineers. It’s part of our culture as a company to listen very closely to our customers.”
At ITEC 2016 and Eurosatory 2016, MASA will be showcasing its latest iteration of SWORD, version 6.5.
This version of SWORD has improvements in the exercise ‘timeline’ application making it possible to make modifications to a created exercise plan in real-time while the simulation exercise is being executed.
MASA presents the fourth issue of its semestrial newsletter: INTELLIGENCE
In this edition, you will learn more on the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence and its recent acquisition of SWORD, thanks to an interview with its Director, discover the latest capabilities and features of SWORD v6.5 and learn more on MASA’s first SWORD User Group meeting.
MASA will take part in ITEC in London in booth #F130.
Here is what to expect there:
Come to booth #F130 to discover the latest features of our
state-of-the-art products SWORD, LIFE and SYNERGY
For the first time, MASA will also be conducting joint demonstrations with major partners, including RUAG, Diginext and 4C Strategies
on Wednesday, May 18th at 4:00pm
The NATO Crisis Management & Disaster Response Center of Excellence (CMDR CoE) testimonial “Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of CMDR CoE Mission”
by Col. Vassil Roussinov, BGR-A, Director of the NATO CMDR COE and Col. Orlin Nikolov, Chief Capabilities Branch at NATO CMDR CoE
Followed by a COCKTAIL at 5:00pm
sponsored by our partner RUAG
MASA Group has concluded its second SWORD User Group Meeting that this year was held at the French Army Military School in Saumur (Les écoles militaires de Saumur). The event ran in conjunction with the SIMOPS conference and exhibition, the French Army led forum on operational simulation.
SWORD is MASA’s wargame with automated forces that is used to train command staff from Division down to, on occasion, Company level. SWORD is a highly flexible and scalable training tool that is customizable to reflect national doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures. SWORD is now in-service with 17 countries around the world as well as a number of defence integrators.
The SWORD User Group Meeting drew over 50 attendees that included current users and potential customers. The aim of the event was to discuss how SWORD is being used and to provide a forum where users and potential users could discuss case studies and national applications. User presentations were followed by demonstrations of SWORD by the French Army’s Tactical Training Centre staff that are based in Saumur. These demonstrations included a high-intensity warfighting exercise and an emergency services scenario based on a series of terrorist attacks in the center of Paris.
Organized by the French Army at the Military School of Saumur, SIMOPS (the « days of OPerational SIMulation ») is a forum dedicated to presenting the simulation systems in use by the French Army.
As well as MASA exhibiting its products at its booth, there will be various demonstrations by Army personnel of the SOULT program, which is powered by MASA SWORD. One platform will be showcasing an Emergency Preparedness scenario, while another will focus on its use for Defense purposes.
The latest version of MASA’s automated wargame, which is in use throughout more than 15 countries across 5 continents for training, analysis and decision support, has just been released. SWORD 6.4 further enhances MASA’s customer benefits through a variety of new features, including new communication models that simulate radio equipment.
Pioneering developers of artificial intelligence (AI)-based simulation software, MASA Group, provides training and analysis solutions for a range of military operations and emergency management scenarios. The company’s flagship product, MASA SWORD, a wargame with automated forces used by armies to safely train command staff, is already widely deployed worldwide in more than 15 countries, including Brazil, France, Switzerland, Singapore, New Zealand, Colombia, Bangladesh and a NATO Center of Excellence.
MASA Group, leading provider of artificial intelligence simulation solutions to over 15 countries worldwide, will showcase its flagship product MASA SWORD for the first time at MilSim Asia this week.
MASA Group, renowned worldwide for its innovative artificial intelligence-based simulation systems for training, analysis and decision support, will be exhibiting its automated wargame, MASA SWORD, at the inaugural MilSim Asia conference on 19 – 20 January 2016 in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands.
MilSim Asia is a gateway for companies to enter into the region’s rapidly developing defense markets, where training is a crucial aspect for growing armies. In recent years, MASA has focused on increasing its footprint in this key high-growth region; SWORD is already in use by the Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) and the Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, as well as the New Zealand Army.