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Air Force Demonstrates Cloud-Based Aircraft Mission Planning Tool

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Air Force Demonstrates Cloud-Based Aircraft Mission Planning Tool

The Air Force has demonstrated a collaborative cloud-based aircraft application designed to provide mission planners a more individualized experience.

A team at Hanscom Air Force Base showed how the new JOMS Core Mission Planning tool takes advantage of cloud technology to modernize the mission planning process, the Air Force said Monday.

“Our new software JOMS allows users to access a number of containerized services that are tailor-made for what they need in their particular environment,” said Col. Jason Avram, former senior materiel leader of the Airspace Mission Planning Division.

JOMS CMP is a revamped version of the Air Force’s Joint Mission Planning System, a code-heavy application that many of the service’s components rely on for training, refueling and operational missions.

In contrast, JOMS CMP uses the more modern technology of the Air Force’s Cloud One environment.

The Cloud One platform currently hosts dozens of systems using Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Akamai NetStorage.

While the Air Force develops the future-facing JOMS CMP platform, the Hanscom AFB team will continue sustaining and modernizing the current JMPS.

The team has already reached out to industry partners, program managers and the test community to make JMPS more agile and user-friendly, the Air Force said.

According to Avrim, the mission planning modernization effort is part of the Air Force’s effort to contribute to the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control vision. 

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a 2021 Wash100 winner, recently signed off on the DOD’s JADC2 strategy, officially launching the military’s effort to connect sensors from all of the military services into a single network.

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