About three years after the initial contract had been signed, MASA has signed a new contract with the Bangladesh Army to provide ongoing complete maintenance of the customized version of SWORD to the Army War Game Center (AWGC) with software upgrades and support in exercises and training until 2023.
SWORD, MASA’s flagship product, is a complete wargame solution with automated forces used by armies to safely train command staff widely deployed around the world. The AWGC chose 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.
Picked for its extensive customization opportunities, the simulation was adapted in less than a year to reflect specific requirements including the Army's doctrine, equipment and supplies as well as its operational terrain. Now called the Army War Game Simulation System (AWGSS) by the ARTDOC, the software has been successfully used for two years for a great number of exercises including military and disaster relief training.
MASA has supported the AWGC during this time with maintenance and software upgrades, and also works closely with the AWGC to organize two major training exercises a year. These often take place over two weeks, with a week dedicated to preparation and planning, and then a week to conduct training, the exercise and a full debrief. In addition to these exercises, the AWGC carries out additional exercises over the year.