MASA delivers simulation training software to Bangladesh Army

1 June 2016 (Last Updated June 1st, 2016 18:30)

The Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) has taken delivery of SWORD, a fully customised constructive simulation training software from MASA Group.

The Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) has taken delivery of SWORD, a fully customised constructive simulation training software from MASA Group.

The SWORD war-game solution was supplied as part of a contract signed almost a year ago.

The ARTDOC will equip its computerised war-game centre (CWGC) with SWORD for command post training from battalion to division level.

"We anticipate an ongoing strong relationship with MASA as the army's demands for further SWORD features evolve with our use of the software."

MASA chairman and CEO David Chouraqui said: "Bangladesh was the third country in the region to adopt SWORD.

"The ARTDOC understood extremely well the full pedagogical potential of SWORD as a simulation tool, which has led the army to a solid commitment to train, educate and maintain war-game-specialised personnel, and helped in the smooth setup of the fully customised software.

"MASA's ability to respond to the Bangladesh Army's specific requirements demonstrates its potential to do the same for other Asian and Commonwealth countries in the future."

Using SWORD, ARTDOC will be able to train its personnel in a variety of military and civil emergency scenarios.

According to a statement posted on the company's website, SWORD can simulate and control tens of thousands of soldiers and units.

Prior to the delivery of SWORD, three test exercises were conducted by the ARTDOC and MASA.

Bangladesh ARTDOC CWGC director colonel Minhaz said: "MASA's commitment far exceeds what is written in the contract; their flexibility and ability to adapt to the army's needs beyond the contract has really helped us to achieve programme completion in such good time.

"We anticipate an ongoing strong relationship with MASA as the army's demands for further SWORD features evolve with our use of the software".

Since opening in November 2015, the CWGC has been helping Bangladesh to modernise its armed forces.