The NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of Excellence (CMDR COE) located in Sofia, Bulgaria recently licensed MASA SWORD for training military and civilian users of the center in emergency preparedness, collaboration in operations and civil-military cooperation.

SWORD is a wargame with automated forces designed for training, planning, and decision support. It uses advanced artificial intelligence to enable realistic simulations of military and civil units reacting to a wide variety of scenarios. Their automated actions follow doctrine and procedures previously validated by subject matter experts. This unique capability allows for large-scale exercises to be conducted realistically while minimizing costs and animation effort.

The CMDR COE will use SWORD to train participants for emergency situations and for interoperable scenarios including both civil and military actors. The use of SWORD will also help them in contingency planning for crises and disasters.

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