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Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS)

Primary Purpose TBMCS is the Combat Air Force information and

decision support system supporting combined and

joint air operations for the Joint Forces Air

Component Commander (JFACC). TBMCS provides the

JFACC with the ability to plan and control air

operations, including air and space control and

air and missile defense.

Sub-Functions TBMCS integrates CTAPS, WCCS and CIS under a

common core of services.

Equipment Requirements TBMCS is a suite of USAF software applications

that support air and space operations. TBMCS

contains 14 joint applications that have been

designated as joint standard software


Connectivity Requirements SIPRNET via TRC-170, MRC-142, SATCOM


Crypto Requirements None.

Normal Locations At the force level, TBMCS supports the JFC

through the Joint Air Operations Center (JAOC),

Navy Tactical Air Control System (NTACS), Marine

Air Command and Control System (MACCS), Air

Support Operations Center (ASOC), Control and

Reporting Center (CRC), and Marine Corps Tactical

Air Command Center (TACC). At the unit level,

TBMCS supports the USAF Wing Commander through

the Wing Operations Center (WOC), Maintenance

Operations Center (MOC), and Squadron Operations

Center (SOC).

Information Managed All air operations planners will use TBMCS to

produce, generate, disseminate, and monitor the

execution of the Air Tasking Order (ATO), air

defense plan, master air attack plan, target

nomination list, joint integrated prioritized

target list, and the air space control order


Products Created Air Tasking Order (ATO), Airspace Control Order


Lead Service/Contractor USAF/Lockheed-Martin Corporation in Colorado

Springs, CO.

Current Fielding Status Currently being fielded from the fall of 2000.

Known Problems Due to CTAPS and FY97 funding problems, TBMCS

integration with the GCCS Common Operating

Picture, MIDB, and Imagery in GCCS, the delivery

schedule was changed to a single release.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Level 5.

Point of Contact Mr. Kenneth Ringle, TBMCS Configuration Manager

(781) 271-8678 DSN 478-1186 ext. 8676.

Updated by Capt Michael Brooks, USMC, CCSC-01


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