Parsons to Upgrade U.S. DoD’s Airborne Mission Planning Software

The C2Core Air new web-based client sharing capability will unlock the full power of cloud computing for combat operations to enhance the operator’s quick reaction capabilities and significantly reduce mission planning timelines By DA Reporter / 21 Jun 2021

Parsons Corporation will upgrade the U.S. Department of Defense’s airborne mission planning software, C2Core Air, with a new cloud-native, web-based client sharing capability.

This new capability upgrade unlocks the full power of cloud computing for combat operations, enhances the operator’s quick reaction capabilities, and significantly reduces mission planning timelines. 

The system is the first commercial global, cloud-compliant airborne mission planning software currently in operations.

C2Core is a Parsons-developed Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capability that supports all phases of combat air operations, from strategy to mission planning, and resource tasking to combat assessment.

It is used to produce Air Tasking Order (ATO), Airspace Control Order (ACO), and Operational Tasking Link (OTL) messages for communicating air battle and network plans to the end operator.

“We’re excited to continue supporting our defense customers with technology that increases their mission effectiveness, enables faster and more sophisticated full-spectrum planning, and integrates an actionable intelligence database that empowers combat capability in all-domain environments,” said Drew Decker, Parsons vice president of the mission software factory.

“New capabilities include planning for air location, attack, escort, ground alert, and reconnaissance mission types, as well as management of all friendly order of battle resource information to include tactical information.”

The C2Core is currently being used by the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command, U.S. Navy, Air National Guard, United States Strategic Command, and the 16th Air Force.

International military services such as the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, and New Zealand Defence Force also use the system.

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