Modular Mission Support Systems (MMSS)
Mission Support System (MMSS)
MMSS is used by air and ground forces worldwide to help pilots to plan, rehearse, and debrief sorties for a wide variety of aircraft such as the F-16, Hawk, C-130, and Mirage 2000). Since 2000 Tango has supported the Fairchild team with software architecture, Windows development, and object-oriented programming. Tango now is responsible for overall architecture as well as design and development of key software modules.
- Multiple aircraft route planning with deconfliction, tactical overlays,
threat analyses, radar and visual predictions, enhanced visualization,
and reconnaissance sensor planning.
- Uses aero. charts, DTMs, & satellite
- Modeling of the latest aircraft, sensors,
and weapons, responding to diverse mission planning techniques
of its customer base.
- Interactive 3D tool uses planned
routes, actual flight data from the aircraft's avionics, or a pilot-in-the-loop
to rehearse and fly a mission and to debrief pilots before and
- Portable computer tablet interfaces
with aircraft to read avionics, which in turn drives a moving map display.
- Digital war-gaming & simulated
battles. (Creates and disperses resources, displays different views
of the battlefield during the game (for the judge, observer, red
team, blue team), communicates with the battle units, and contains
a pilot-in-the-loop component for flying a fighter aircraft. Up
to 24 players can play on each team with the potential of thousands
of units on each side.
- MMSS streamlines the laborious process of manually
planning air routes for military pilots on paper maps.
multi-user network, customers are able to acquire and configure
selected, applicable modules, and third parties can develop modules
for the system. Fairchild has been able to continuously meet the
demanding technical and schedule requirements of the diverse needs
of its international customers.
Fairchild Defense (Germantown, Maryland),
a division of Smiths Aerospace, is an international leader in
advanced electronics and mission planning systems for military
aircraft, helicopters and land vehicles. Fairchild's Modular
Mission Support System (MMSS) includes the Mission Planning System,
Mission Visualization System, SMART On-board Moving Map, and
the Digital War-gaming System. For more information, visit www.smiths-aerospace.com