PARIS, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Preparedness exercises using SWORD help users develop and deploy advanced and highly realistic scenarios for the training of decision-makers in command posts and crisis centers, and for the analysis of military doctrines and emergency procedures.
MASA Group ("MASA"), a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, emergency preparedness, healthcare, serious games and game development markets, announces that it will showcase its MASA SWORD constructive simulation for efficient training, analysis and decision support during IDEX 2013 (February 17-21, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE). IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.
SWORD is a COTS (Commercially-available Off The Shelf) automated, aggregated, constructive simulation software designed to help users develop and deploy advanced and highly realistic scenarios, in particular for the training of decision-makers in command posts and crisis centers, and for the analysis of military doctrines and emergency procedures.
Enrico Raue, New Markets Development & Sales Manager at MASA Group (email@example.com), declared: "MASA has identified a particularly great potential for SWORD in the Middle East and North Africa region. Currently, the MENA countries are exhibiting a growing need of preparation and training for Operations Other Than War (OOTW), tactical and logistics missions, and protection of civilian populations. SWORD coincides directly with this need by offering such countries the tools they will need to stay prepared."
MASA Group and SWORD will be present or represented on three booths at this year's IDEX: with Amper Programas (Booth #11-A27), a Spanish defense integrator specializing in COTS-based tactical Command & Control Information Systems (C2IS); Amper is using SWORD to add Course of Action Analysis (and embedded training) to the list of features already provided by its C2 systems and products; with Systematic (Booth #09-A30), a leader in interoperable Command & Control (C2) solution; MASA and Systematic are jointly promoting the C2 Classroom, which is a combination of two COTS products: SWORD and Systematic's SitaWare Headquarters C2 software solution; with infoTRON (http://www.infotron.com.tr), at the Turkish Pavilion (Hall 10, Booth #10D-21); infrTRON sells and supports SWORD in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar.
MASA press contacts: Eric Giaretto, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, MASA Group - tel: +33680264240, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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