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Mission Planning System Increment 5 (MPS Inc 5)

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Technical Report

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U.S. Air Force Hanscom Air Force Base United States

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The Mission Planning Systems MPS program, formerly the Air Force Mission Support System AFMSS, is a family-of-systems that provides automated support for flight and weapons delivery planning. The requirements for mission planning have grown as the complexity of the individual weapon systems has increased. In 1994 this growing complexity was recognized by the Senate Committee on Armed Services which requested that the Under Secretary of DefenseAcquisition survey the Departments mission planning systems used for weapons systems and outline a plan for consolidation and coordination of current and future systems. The result of that survey was the long-term consolidation of the Navys Tactical Automated Mission Planning System and Air Forces AFMSS program into a single mission planning system as the program of record. The program includes the Unix-MPS established in 1990, the PC-based Portable Flight Planning Software PFPS added to the program in 1996, and the new mission planning system commonly referred to as the Joint Mission Planning Systems JMPS established in 1998.

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