DXC Technology Air Command Account Trainer in Hooke, United Kingdom
Project / Programme Overview
DXC Technology, Air Command Account is responsible for the continued delivery and future growth of the Advanced Mission Planning Aid (AMPA). Used widely within the RAF and various foreign Air Forces AMPA is built around a common software core, with tailoring and additional capability being implemented for specific aircraft types.
Aircraft types currently supported include Fast Jet (Tornado, Typhoon), Air Transport (Hercules, A400M) and Training (Hawk T1 and T2, Tucano, King Air).
AMPA is a fully networked system exploiting MoD IT infrastructure allowing instant Mission Planning information exchange between its user community. Utilising a Linux operating system it is hosted on desktop and laptop hardware dependent on customer requirements. The current development environment is built around the Rational ClearCase configuration management tool.
The AMPA programme consists of a number of individual projects utilising a common development and delivery function and tool set to meet each specific set of customer requirements. In the case of the export customers this includes negotiating and demonstrating compliance to aircraft industry standards and matching the core system to their requirements.
AMPA is a highly regarded and successful system. A significant factor in this is the support HP provides to the end users in requirements capture, exercises, training and customer interaction.