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Parsons invests in MASA SWORD to simulate complex operations

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine


Parsons Corporation, an engineering, construction, technical and professional services firm, purchased a number of MASA SWORD licenses to evaluate operations research and weapon platforms.

Parsons is involved in research and development of mission-critical, next-generation technologies in the fields of engineering, integration, and simulation. The simulation is used to study the behavior of complex systems and solve operations research questions. Parsons says it chose MASA’s SWORD software because of its ability to simulate complex scenarios without human interaction, its ease of use and its open architecture.

The AI-based simulation software provides training and analysis solutions for both military and emergency management scenarios. For Parsons, the software can be set up to run through a whole range of “what-if” scenarios, changing weapons, sensors, and even morale and weather conditions to analyze the effects on the scenario.

Through SWORD, Parsons can perform analysis on a variety of parameters that include requirements, operational effects and cost-benefit analysis. The group can analyze fleet management and risk before policy implementation to ensure maximum efficiency before undertaking events such as live training. SWORD will also assist Parsons with its projects at army headquarters worldwide to optimize specifications and evaluate prospective systems and equipment.

Reprinted from MS & T Online, 2017-2018 with permission of MS&T. Copyright 2017-2018. All rights reserved.

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