The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) located in Sofia, Bulgaria recently licensed MASA SWORD for training military and civilian users of the center in emergency preparedness, collaboration in operations and civil-military cooperation.
SWORD is a wargame with automated forces designed for training, planning, and decision support. It uses advanced artificial intelligence to enable realistic simulations of military and civil units reacting to a wide variety of scenarios. Their automated actions follow doctrine and procedures previously validated by subject matter experts. This unique capability allows for large-scale exercises to be conducted realistically while minimizing costs and animation effort.
This week, we are proud to announce a brand new version of SWORD, the v6.4.
The biggest new feature concerns the dynamic communication model: from now on, there is a new optional communication model available that can be activated in the exercise properties in preparation.
When activated, communication leaders (either automata or knowledge subgroups) must be defined for each knowledge group and transmitters can now be defined in adaptation. These transmitters can be added to the equipment of units and have a maximum range that can be affected by the weather, terrain and urban areas.
During the play phase, transmission range checks will be made, between automata HQs and the HQs of the leaders of their knowledge groups and between the HQs of communication leaders.
Should a range check fail, then the knowledge sharing would be interrupted in this direction.
3 December 2015, Orlando, Florida: Commandant Thierry Cadot has given exclusive insight into the use of simulation tools for training and analysis by the French Armed Forces at the international military training event, I/ITSEC in Orlando. Following twelve years of successful collaboration, the French Armed Forces have recently acquired a global license to expand its use of MASA’s flagship simulation software, SWORD.
At a joint briefing with the Paris-based training and simulation experts of MASA Group, Comm. Cadot described how SWORD is deployed at the Command Post Training Center with the objective of training division, brigade and battalion levels and is always used to train two levels at the same time. « In the French Armed Forces it is important to use simulation with a C2 (command and control) system… SWORD is at the core of this architecture« .
MASA presents the third issue of its semestrial newsletter: INTELLIGENCE
In this edition, you will learn more on the SOULT program deployed in the French Army thanks to an interview with its Program Manager, discover the latest capabilities and features of SWORD v6.3 and the new UN group ARISE will be presented.
MASA Group’s attendance at this year’s International, Inter-service Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, from 30 November – 3 December 2015, is noticeable by a series of contract successes over the past 12 months and the release of the latest version of its world-beating SWORD wargame with automated forces.
Paris, France: First deployed in 2006, MASA’s SWORD is now in service in 16 countries across the globe either directly by the armed forces or through defense industry partners and government emergency response bodies. Along with MASA SYNERGY, a high-level decision system dedicated to emergency preparedness and crisis management training and planning, and LIFE, an Artificial Intelligence-based middleware designed to enable the creation of autonomous behaviors for simulations, MASA’s flagship products will be demonstrated at booth #2224 during the I/ITSEC show.
On Novembre 26th occured the 4th Innovation Forum from the French procurement agency (DGA) at the Ecole Polytechnique.
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.
SWORD presented on a computer as well as on tablets, thanks to TACTIC
This year again, MASA will take part in I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida in booth #2224.
Here are the events you don’t want to miss there:
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
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
Ten minute back or hand massage
Bring your business card and book your slot!