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ITEC 2019: MASA’s Sword gives cutting edge to HADR training

17th May 2019 - 10:45 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Stockholm

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As a long-term user of MASA’s Sword computer-based constructive training system, the Bangladesh Army has been instrumental in developing the product over the past three years.

As well as its normal warfighting roles, the army is heavily involved in providing support to the civil authorities, something particularly relevant in a country that is prone to floods, cyclones and earthquakes.

As part of the preparations to deal with such events, the Bangladesh Army led a week-long earthquake relief exercise, involving 24 organisations. This was held at the Army War Game Center (AWGC), where Sword played a key role in simulating

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