Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS)
The Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) is a tactical, real-time data management system that connects the air department, ship divisions and embarked staff who manage aircraft launch and recovery operations aboard ships. ADMACS communicates real-time aviation and command-related data across the system's local area network and the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) network. Important data, such as the position and location of aircraft on flight and hangar decks, is then electronically displayed in the flight deck control room. ADMACS also displays the status of Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE), fuel, weapons and other aviation and ship- related information.
ADMACS provides Sailors on aircraft carriers with a cutting-edge, less workload intensive alternative to the WWII-era “Ouija board” tabletop models that replicate flight and hangar decks. The primary goal of ADMACS is to significantly improve air operations effectiveness and provide workload reduction through process automation, optimization and integration of key operational systems.
ADMACS Block II Phase I will bring all aircraft carriers to a single baseline in 2020. Upgrades to the system will continue in the form of Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) to ensure that the fleet's information systems are current and provide for safe, smooth and cyber-secure operations.
Information Systems engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, work within the ADMACS Laboratories, the Aviation Information System Development Laboratory (AISDL) and the ALRE Technology Integration Center (A-TIC) to further develop and support this critical information system.