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IT2EC 2023: MASA Group develops decision support system

26th April 2023 - 12:30 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in Rotterdam

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MASA's SWORD application. (Photo: MASA)

MASA Group has developed a decision support system that integrates its SWORD constructive simulation with command and control (C2) systems to provide commanders with course-of-action (CoA) analysis.

Speaking at the International Training Technology Exhibition & Conference (IT2EC) in Rotterdam, Dr Beatriz Garmendia-Doval from MASA explained that the system has been developed using Systematic’s widely-used SitaWare C2 software as an example.

The SitaWare plans and orders mode is used to create several CoA, which SWORD then reads via a SitaWare plug-in that MASA has developed.

A Monte-Carlo application within SWORD then simulates and compares these scenarios.

On completion, SWORD provides an after-action review (AAR) using a Smart Layers tool that allows the user to analyse the best solution identified in depth.

Dr Garmenia-Doval noted that the best way

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