Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
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DESCRIPTION

The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) provides fully automated support for planning, coordinating, controlling and executing fires and effects such as mortars, field artillery cannons, rockets and missiles, close air support, attack aviation and naval surface fire-support systems. 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.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

AFATDS provides the Army, Navy and Marine Corps with automated fire-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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Windows software that runs on ruggedized laptop computer

PROGRAM STATUS

1QFY16: AFATDS 7.0 Software Modernization Request for Proposal release

2QFY17:

  • AFATDS v6.8.1.1P1 First Unit Equipped
  • AFATDS v6.8.1.1 Fielding

3QFY17: AFATDS v7.0 Contract re-award

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

3QFY20: AFATDS v7.0 Limited Deployment Decision in support of Fielding Decision

Foreign Military Sales

Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Portugal, Taiwan and Turkey

Contractors

  • Leidos (Reston, VA)