DESCRIPTION:

The Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System (AMDPCS) provides an automated command and control system to integrate Air and Missile Defense planning and operations. There are two configurations of AMDPCS, which are deployed with Air Defense Artillery (ADA) units, including ADA Batteries, Battalions, Brigades and U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense Commands (AAMDC).

A third configuration, the Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM), is deployed with Army maneuver units, including Brigade Combat Teams, Functional Support Brigades, and Division and Corps Headquarters. ADAM provides collaboration and staff planning capabilities through Army Mission Command and operational links for airspace coordination with Joint, interagency, multinational and coalition forces.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

AMDPCS in ADA Brigades and AAMDC provides expanded staff planning and coordination capabilities for integrating defense of the air battlespace. ADAM provides maneuver units with collaboration and staff planning capabilities, and operational links for airspace coordination.

SPECIFICATIONS

AMDPCS includes shelters, automated data processing equipment, tactical communications, standard vehicles, tactical power and two software systems for force and engagement operations:
  • Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS), a staff planning and battlespace situational awareness tool
  • Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI), a Joint multicommunications processor providing external Joint messages
    ADAM is a standard shelter mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle with multiple radios, processors and servers

PROGRAM STATUS

  • FY15: Production, overhaul and deployment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 3QFY16: AMDWS Block V Contract Award
  • 1QFY17: ADAM Common Operating Environment projected for Army Warfighter Assessment 17.1
  • 4QFY17: Field AMDPCS configurations to 263rd AAMDC

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Northrop Grumman (Huntsville, AL)

PEO

PEO-MS