DCS to provide USAF with KC-46A mission planning software

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DCS to provide USAF with KC-46A mission planning software
 
DCS announced on August 5 that the company was awarded an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) for KC-46A Mission Planning under the Mobility Air Forces (MAF) Delivery Order on the U.S. Air Force’s Mission Planning Enterprise Contract (MPEC) II.
     
DCS to provide USAF with KC 46A mission planning software 640 001 Under the agrement, DCS will provide mission planning software development and integration to create a Joint Mission Planning System mission planning environment for the KC-46A aircraft
(Credit: Boeing Defense)
     
The MPEC II provides aircraft mission planning systems for the United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Work on the MAF KC-46A ECP will occur over a twenty six-month period and is valued at approximately $7.9 million.

Under this delivery order, DCS will provide mission planning software development and integration to create a Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) mission planning environment (MPE) for the KC-46A aircraft. The KC-46A effort builds upon other DCS-developed JMPS MPEs for the C-5, KC-135, KC-10 CNS/ATM, C-130J Block 6, C-130J Block 8.1, C-17 Blocks 15-20, and C-130 SCNS Block Cycles 7 and 8 platforms as well as the Global Flight Planning (GFP) Tool for user access to the Advanced Computer Flight Plan (ACFP) system.

Work awarded under the delivery order will be performed at DCS offices in Nashua, NH and Lexington Park, MD by the Mission Planning Department, whose software engineering processes are appraised at the CMMI Maturity Level 3.

The KC-46A Pegasus the tanker was selected in february 2011 by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the winner in the KC-X tanker competition to replace ageing fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers. The first 18 combat-ready aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force by August 2017 under the terms of the development contract.

 

 

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