Military Embedded Systems

C2 software platform to be sustained for Air Mobility Command


February 20, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of Boeing.

CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing, through its subsidiary Tapestry Solutions, announced it has secured a five-year U.S. Air Force recompete contract to sustain and modernize the Global Decision Support System (GDSS) – the principal command and control (C2) software platform that supports global Air Mobility Command (AMC) missions.

GDSS helps mobility aircrews plan and execute core missions, ranging from aerial refueling to strategic airlift, while providing a common operational picture for AMC and mission partners on a fully integrated platform.

According to the company, this enables Mobility Air Forces to rapidly move personnel and equipment, anywhere in the world efficiently, and sustain troop support or relief operations as long as needed.

Tapestry Solutions, part of Boeing Global Services, has played a key role in the development, sustainment, and enhancement of GDSS since 1992. Under the sustainment contract, GDSS will migrate to a cloud-hosted, DevOps environment while delivering uninterrupted services.

In addition, next-generation software applications will be integrated with GDSS, with the intent to capitalize on the benefits of agile development and service-oriented architecture.



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