The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software is used to plan, execute and deliver lethal and nonlethal effects within the overall Mission Command and Control Enterprise. AFATDS interoperates and integrates with more than 80 different battlefield systems, including Navy and Air Force command and control weapon systems and German, French, Turkish and Italian fire-support systems.
AFATDS fuses the essential situational awareness data, intelligence information and targeting data in near real-time to make effective targeting decisions that align with Mission Command guidance and priorities. It pairs targets to weapons to provide optimum use of fire-support assets and timely execution of fire missions. It also automates the planning, coordinating and controlling of all fire-support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, offensive electronic warfare, fire-support meteorological systems, forward observers and fire-support radars).
The Army Acquisition Executive redesignated AFATDS Increment 2 as a software modernization effort of the existing AFATDS program. AFATDS V7.0 will provide network-based capabilities to enable role- and duty-based functionality, and to establish an architecture for a future single integrated Fires Command and Control System.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER:
AFATDS provides the Army, Navy and Marine Corps with automated fires-support command, control and communications. It is used to
plan, execute and deliver lethal and nonlethal effects. AFATDS also provides Joint/Coalition Situational Awareness for fires execution and mission management.