MASA Group

Synergy S&T is pleased to partner with MASA Group as we believe its COTS flagship products MASA SWORD (Simulated Wargaming for Operational Readiness and Doctrine) and MASA SYNERGY have most of the features and functionalities to meet today and future requirements for the constructive simulation needs in the context of Army Collective training activities and Crises Management. SWORD is used in 17 armies around the world, as well as by many industrial companies and defence agencies. SYNERGY is used in many countries to study emergency plans and prepare crisis units to respond to large-scale catastrophic events.

Simulation for Command Post Staff

SWORD is a complete software suite, including a scenario creating applications, an aggregated constructive simulation and analysis tools, dedicated to staff training, education, classroom teaching, planning support, analysis, operational research and C2 system stimulation. SWORD can simulate operations from battalion to division level and is the market leading provider of software for training tactical level land staffs.

High Level of Realism

SWORD immerses brigade and division command post sta in large-scale conflicts, stabilization operations, terrorist threats or natural disasters, providing a broader and more complete training solution that ultimately improves their decision-making capabilities. SWORD simulates an extremely diverse range of situations in highly-realistic environments and, powered by its unique Artificial Intelligence technology, lets trainees lead thousands of autonomous subordinate units on the virtual field.

To provide maximum realism, SWORD's constructive simulation is based on Direct AI, a behavioral and decision-making artificial intelligence technology developed by MASA Group.

Automated forces

Platoons and companies in SWORD are intelligent and autonomous. They can receive operation orders and execute them without additional input from the players, while adapting their behavior accordingly as the situation evolves. Such a level of fidelity on combat actions, the operations of battalions, brigades, army divisions and higher, provides commanders and their sta with remarkably reliable simulation exercises.

Adapted to your doctrine

Everything in SWORD can be customized to match the specificity of any doctrine: from vehicle speeds, weapon systems performance and sensor accuracy, through unit composition, basic loads and logistics systems, to unit behaviors and missions. This technology, coupled with databases of equipment and materials, makes it possible to represent numerous doctrines, thus allowing SWORD software to adapt very easily to the constraints and needs of each user or each country. This ability enabled the progressive deployment of the system in many armies in the conduct of modern operations covering high intensity such as asymmetric operations or support to populations.

Multi-site Command Post Exercise

Modern constructive training systems, such as SWORD, provide the flexibility required to conduct command post exercises at all levels, for a complete range of scenarios that can include, for example, conventional warfare, anti-terrorist operations, and disaster management. Despite the built-in capacity of SWORD to permit a drastic reduction in the manpower needed to script and conduct exercises, assembling even modest numbers of participants at a training site can remain problematic.

SWORD Integrations

SWORD integration features enable a tight connection between the C2 and simulation systems through an implementation of Battle Management Language (BML) and Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) exchanges.

JTLS – SWORD: Multilevel Training Environment

Direct CGF – SWORD: Joint Training Environment

ORQUE – SWORD: Joint Training Environment

VBS – SWORD: COTS Integration



SITAWARE – SWORD – EXONAUT:Integrated Environment of Operational, Simulation and Training applications

Adaptive AI for crisis management training for decision makers

SYNERGY is a simulation that enables tactical and strategic highlevel decision makers from public and private organizations to efficiently prepare emergency management scenarios, rehearse procedures and validate emergency plans. The situations simulated in SYNERGY are highly realistic, immersing the crisis-cell members in an extremely diverse range of scenarios.

SYNERGY is designed around Direct AI, the behavioral and decisional artificial intelligence technology resulting from research at MASA. The modeling of human or non-human behaviors, and the integration of data specific to each situation (field, environment, etc.) can be carried out very quickly thanks to the simplicity of the software and the security. 

SYNERGY - a Solution Adapted to All your Training and Preparation Needs

SYNERGY use cases include training for high-level crisis management, contingency plans analysis and validation, decision-making support, support for large-scale live exercises. SYNERGY is interoperable with other operating and simulation systems used by emergency response organizations.

Thanks to SYNERGY, your teams are ready: to work on BCP (Business Continuity Plan), POI (Internal Operations Plans), PPI (Specific Intervention Plans), PPRT (Technological Risk Prevention Plan), PCS (Communal Safeguard Plans) and other simulation exercises for ISS (Information Systems Security) and crisis management in general.

Download SYNERGY Brochure.

Autonomy at the core of your systems

Direct AI is a software development kit (SDK) particularly adapted to the creation of autonomous agents evolving in an unpredictable real or virtual environment. It is the result of more than 15 years of experience and collaboration with MASA's internal and external customers. Currently in its fifth version, this recognized, mature and robust technology is applied in many research projects, with the aim of providing users with the right concepts and behavior modeling tools.

Unlike other approaches, Direct AI was designed to facilitate the development of realistic behaviors; that is, reactive, adaptive and opportunistic behaviors that know how to find a compromise in situations where goals are contradictory and several actions are possible.

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Agents developed with Direct AI perceive their environment, think and act according to their drives and goals. Direct AI has applications in virtual simulations, games, connected devices, autonomous vehicles and, more generally, robots. 

Direct AI includes: a C/C++ integration API, a structured AI language, a Lua behavioral scripting API and an IDE (Eclipse platform). Can be integrated into any language with a C interface, such as Java, C# and Python in less than a day by an engineer.

Download Direct AI brochure.