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AN/TYQ-77 Aviation Mission Planning System [AMPS]

The AN/TYQ-77 Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) is a subordinate system of the Army Battle Command System, Maneuver Control System (MCS). AMPS software is hosted on a portable ruggedized workstation, Lightweight Computer Unit (LC), under the Army Common Hardware/Software (CHS) contract, with peripheral devices such as the data transfer system, printer, MO drive and CD-ROM drive. The AMPS automates battalion and company mission planning and distribution of mission files between units. The system also provides mission data loading into the aircraft for navigation, communications, weapons, and post mission information.

AMPS utilizes a menu-driven user interface that includes a combination of both tabular and mapping overlay data entry thereby allowing the mission planner to effectively develop a mission in a productive manner. As a subordinate of the army battle command system (ABCS), AMPS provides access to the most current situation data. The mission data is transferred to the aircraft by mean of the Data Transfer System (DTS). The AMPS software is resident on computer platforms (LCU pentium and CHS2) obtained through the PM CHS the AMPS interoperates with SINCGARS, AN/ARC-220, ATHS, IDM, and ABCS.

AMPS provides interface to the Maneuver Control System (MCS), the intelligence community, and its associated networks. Since AMPS bridges between several aircraft (AH-64C/D, OH-58D, CH-47D, UH-60A, UH-60Q and RAH-66) and information systems, the mission need for AMPS is established by those systems. In addition, it is dependent upon data from the following sources: DMA, RBECS, flight performance libraries.

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