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Bangladesh Army receives SWORD

1st June 2016 - 08:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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MASA has delivered a customised version of its SWORD wargame with automated forces to the Bangladesh Army, the company announced on 27 May.

The system, which has been adapted to reflect specific requirements including army doctrine, equipment and supplies as well as its operational terrain, will equip the army’s Computerized War-Game Center (CWGC).

SWORD will be used for command post training from battalion to division level. The software, which can simulate and control tens of thousands of soldiers and units, will enable the army to immerse its training audience in different types of military and civil emergency scenarios. 

Three test exercises were completed by MASA and the Bangladesh Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) prior to final delivery to ensure that the customisations were in line with customer requirements. 

David Chouraqui, chairman and CEO, MASA, said: ‘We are extremely proud to have been selected by the Bangladesh Army last year after such a thorough tendering process. 

‘Bangladesh was the third country in the [Asia-Pacific] 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 wargame-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.’

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