Military Embedded Systems

DISA developed application to reduce aircraft program redundancy


October 21, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

FORT MEADE, Md. To reduce the number of redundant programs, the U.S. Air Force is collapsing similar information technology systems and selected Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS-FM) for Mobility to be the service?s single Maintenance Information System. The system, developed and maintained within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Computing Ecosystem, will be utilized for all base level, aircraft sortie production activities.

CAMS-FM currently facilitates aircraft launch and recovery, and documents the status and availability of approximately 1,200 cargo and in-flight refueling aircraft for the Air Force.

The IT systems CAMS-FM will replace are the Integrated Maintenance Data System for bombers, fighters, and nuclear missiles; the reliability, availability, and maintainability for Pods, which are devices that are externally mounted on a fixed wing or rotary winged aircraft; and the Enhanced Maintenance Operations Center, an aircraft ramp situational tool.

According to company officials, within five years, the Air Force plans to migrate approximately 5,000 additional fighter and bomber aircraft into CAMS-FM, saving money and eventually standardizing training requirements.