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Tactical Aircraft Mission Planning System (TAMPS)

Primary Purpose To assist naval aviators with flight mission

planning giving consideration to enemy air

defenses and terrain. Primarily used for planning

precision-guided munitions (PGMs) such as the

Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), the Joint Direct

Attack Munition (JDAM), or the Stand-off Land

Attack Missile (SLAM). The PC-Based Navy

Portable Flight Planning Software (N-PFPS)

normally performs the required flight planning

functions. TAMPS and N-PFPS will transition to

the new Joint Mission Planning Software (JMPS)

commencing FY-03.

Sub-Functions Can assist in all aviation related MOS's with

flight support mission planning (giving

consideration to enemy air defense capabilities

and terrain) and when planning communications and

other terrain affected weaponry.

Equipment Requirements Networked or Stand-alone computer system, which

works on a UNIX-based Sun SPARC system.

Connectivity Requirements Approved for use on IT-21 LAN.

Crypto Requirements None. Uses a locally controlled password

protected system and is classified SECRET/NOFORN.

Normal Locations Marine Aircraft Group level or higher and

MAWTS-1, and VMFA squadrons. Other squadrons use

N-PFPS. All squadrons will have JMPS in the

future.

Information Managed Can be programmed to manage all classified and

unclassified enemy and friendly air defense

information to be used for future mission

planning.

Products Created Information can be printed as charts (either two

or three dimensional) or database reports.

Information is only as good as what is in the

system (either through software or operator

entry).

Lead Service/Contractor United States Navy. Naval Air Warfare Center

Weapons Division is the system integrator.

Software now developed by BAE Systems, test and

evaluation is headed by Brandes Associates.

Current Fielding Status TAMPS version 6.2K is presently in the field with

version 6.2.1 anticipated for release in July,

2001. System uses Sun Ultrasparc 1300/2300 with

some PC "X-window" workstation computers.

Previously used DTC/2, DTC/3, and ACE/VME

computers have been retired.

Known Problems Flight performance data is not certified. N-PFPS

is used for certified flight planning. User

acceptance problems with TAMPS will be resolved

by release of Windows 2000-based JMPS.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated. JMPS will IOC at DII COE Level 6.

Point of Contact LCDR Richard Powers, CNO N62H, Mission Planning

Requirements Officer, 703-601-1441, DSN 329-1441,

powers.Richard@hq.navy.mil

Updated by Capt Doug Mays, USMC, CCSC-01
 

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