Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System (AMDPCS)
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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. Planning and operations functions include radar and weapon systems analysis and emplacement locations based on critical and defended asset lists/prioritization. It also supports intelligence preparation of the battlefield, using information collected by internal AMDPCS subsystems; joint collaboration support for the development of airspace control measures utilized throughout the theater of operations; and logistics management activities, to ensure timely ammunition resupply and reduce repair cycle times.

There are two configurations of AMDPCS (AMDPCS-A and AMDPCS-B), which are deployed with Air Defense Artillery (ADA) batteries, battalions, brigades and U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC). AMDPCS is the only system in the Army fleet to provide these capabilities.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

AMDPCS (AAMDC, brigade, battalion and battery echelons) uses a correlated, real-time joint and coalition air picture, to provide Soldiers with the ability to track aircraft outside their operational area, identify friend or foe platforms, reduce fratricide and assist in integrating defense of the air battlespace. Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) (corps, division and Brigade Combat Team echelons) provides maneuver units with collaboration and staff planning capabilities through the use of a correlated air picture, integrated and overlapping radar coverages, external tactical data links needed for the conduct of airspace coordination/airspace management below 10,000 feet, and indirect fires deconfliction.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • AMDPCS/ADAM provide the commander 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:
  • Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS), a staff planning and battlespace situational awareness tool
  • Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI), a joint data link processor and router providing external joint messages
  • ADAM is a standard Command Post Platform shelter, mounted on a HMMWV with multiple radios, processors and servers

PROGRAM STATUS

3QFY16:

  • AMDWS Block V Contract Award (continues Common Operating Environment (COE) interface development and sustains interoperability requirements)
  • Received European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) requirements, increasing production to support the pre-positioning of air defense equipment/capability

1QFY17: ADAM COE for Army Warfighter Assessment (AWA) 17.1

2QFY18:

  • Fielded AMDPCS configurations to 263rd AAMDC (completes four of four AAMDC headquarters)
  • Received Headquarters, Department of the Army directed requirement to build four Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) battalions (AMDPCS command and control shelters in support of M-SHORAD effort)

4QFY18:

  • ADSI contract award (supports Army, joint and coalition tactical data link interoperability requirements)
  • Fielded AMDPCS shelters to Army Prepositioned Stock in support of EDI

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY19: Field one AMDPCS-A and one AMDPCS-B to 38th ADA Brigade in Pacific Command
1QFY20: ADAM COE projected for AWA 20.1
FY20: Field one AMDPCS-B to Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) Battery 8 and one ADAM to 7th Infantry Division Headquarters
FY21: Field two M-SHORAD battalions to Active Component (AC)
FY22: Field two M-SHORAD battalions to AC
FY23: Field one AMDPCS-B to THAAD Battery 9

Contractors

  • Northrop Grumman (Huntsville, AL)