Accession Number:

ADA383389

Title:

Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Case Study

Descriptive Note:

Documented briefing

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This documented briefing examines the Multifunctional Information Distribution System MIDS program and the challenges that the Air Force and the MIDS International Program Office IPO will likely face as the program moves into the production phase. A number of options are presented that could help the Air Force the other U.S. military services, and the MIDS international partners meet future challenges. This case study should be of interest to Air Force planners and program managers involved in the development and upgrade of U.S. Air Force aircraft and those involved in the development and acquisition of future tactical data communication systems for ships, aircraft, air defense sites, and command and control centers. This study, part of the Interoperability of Allied and U.S. Air Forces in Future Operations project, was conducted in the Aerospace Force Development Program of Project AIR FORCE. Project AIR FORCE, a division of RAND, is the Air Force federally funded research and development center FFRDC for studies and analyses. It provides the Air Force with independent analyses of policy alternatives affecting the development, employment, combat readiness, and support of current and future aerospace forces. Research is performed in four programs Aerospace Force Development Manpower, Personnel, and Training Resource Management and Strategy and Doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE