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Updated: 2022


Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System (AMDPCS) is an Army Objective Force system that provides integration of Air and Missile Defense operations at all echelons. AMDPCS shelter systems are centered on a single baseline shelter known as Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) Cells. Depending on echelon, ADAM Cells are fielded in different configurations at corps, divisions, Brigade Combat Teams (BCT), and Multi-functional Support Brigades. ADAM Cells provide Commanders at Divisions and BCTs with Air Defense situation awareness and airspace management capabilities. AMDPCS configurations are also deployed to Air Defense units including U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigades, and ADA Battalions.   

AMDPCS provides two major software systems used in air defense force and engagement operations — the Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) and the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2). The AMDWS operates on a staff laptop and is a staff planning and battlespace situational awareness tool that provides commanders at all echelons with a common tactical and operational air picture. FAAD C2 also operates on a staff laptop and provides commanders real-time situational awareness through a correlated air picture received from joint and local sensors.  


AMDPCS, at strategic commands such as AAMDC down to the maneuver BCT, utilizes a correlated, near real-time joint air picture that provides Soldiers the ability to track aircraft inside and outside of their operational airspace to identify friend-or-foe platforms and reduce fratricide. Furthermore, ADAMs at corps, division, and BCTs provide Soldiers with collaboration and staff planning capabilities such as development of air defense weapons emplacement, radar coverage, air corridors/routes, and airspace management within their respective battle space to include fires de-confliction. Additionally, ADAM provides Soldiers Theater Ballistic Missile early warning, allowing them to take appropriate actions.  


  • AMDPCS/ADAM provide commanders with Secure Internet Protocol Router Network/Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router interfaces; high frequency, ultra-high frequency, very high frequency, satellite voice communications; and secure tactical data link interfaces that enable/support tactical ballistic missile early warning and air defense planning/airspace management 
  • AMDPCS includes shelters, automated data processing equipment, tactical communications, standard vehicles (i.e., M1152 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)) and tactical power. It also includes the following software systems for force and engagement operations:  
    • AMDWS – a staff planning and battlespace situational awareness tool
    • Air Defense System Integrator – a joint data link processor and router providing external joint messages
    • ADAM – a standard Command Post Platform shelter mounted on a HMMWV with multiple radios, processors, and servers 


  • FY09–FY18: Fielded AMDPCS to all echelons of Air Defense
  • FY18–FY21: Field four Mobile Short Range Air Defense battalions (BNs) to Active Component (AC)
  • FY20
    • Field three Multi-Domain Task Force BNs to AC
    • Field V Corp Headquarters BN to AC 


  • 4QFY24: Last Unit Equipped 

Acquisition Lifecycle Phase

Production & Deployment


Northrop Grumman (Huntsville, AL; Redondo Beach, CA)
General Dynamics (Taunton, MA)
Ultra Electronics (Austin, TX)