MASA revealed a number of developments in its SWORD constructive simulation command and staff training system at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando.
The latest iteration of SWORD, version 6.10, has integrated a new, dynamic chat tool into the system. The tool allows users to create groups, which can be defined in the preparation and gaming phases of use. The tool can manage these groups, allowing or preventing them from sharing key tactical information such as terrain features, situation reports, key positions, or knowledge about enemy forces. The chat also enables trainers to send special alerts to groups or users, and to help them focus on specific events.
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