EDS Develops Advanced Mission Planning Aid for Flight Training in Canada



    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW/ - EDS today announced that it has signed a contract
with Public Works and Government Services Canada, with an option for up to
three years of follow-on support, to implement an advanced mission planning
system for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).
    "EDS mission planning systems offer total mission planning support to
enhance the efficiency, speed and accuracy of planning for single or multi-
aircraft missions from either main base or deployed sites," said Frank Hart,
VP and General Manager, EDS Canada. "EDS combines deep aerospace and defense
industry experience and insight with global technology, and using a successful
UK model, we've adapted our Advanced Mission Planning Aid technology to fit
DND's operational needs."
    Advanced Mission Planning Aid (AMPA) is the mission planning and support
system that provides the route management, weapon planning, tactical analysis,
information distribution and data support functionality to a wide variety of
aircraft. The product was initially developed by EDS for the United Kingdom
Ministry of Defence.
    "EDS continues to work with DND to innovate and transform DND's business
operations in a way that delivers results and maximizes efficiencies and
performance," said Emile Lindsay, VP EDS Canada, Defence Sector.
    Through this contract, DND is procuring AMPA for the NATO Flight Training
in Canada organization to support the fleet of CT-155 Hawk Mk115 and CT-156
Harvard II training aircraft. Though it will be used for training in Canada,
AMPA is used by other air forces for peacetime, exercise and war operations
and provides support to the mission planning process from the entry of initial
air tasking, through to aircrew de-brief after the mission has been flown. The
mission planning software enables multiple users to generate detailed aircraft
routes overlaid on maps and satellite imagery displayed as a planning
background on the workstation screen.
    Once developed these overlays can be displayed on the map or satellite
imagery to provide information on the location of airfields, threats,
restrictions, intelligence data, and a variety of other information. Threat
intervisibility and areas of intervisibility between aircraft and the ground
can be automatically calculated.
    Initial routes can be developed to include formations and attack patterns
with up to 20 aircraft in each mission. Timing and fuel calculations based on
the aircraft Operational Data Manual and aircraft stores fit are automatically
made each time the route is edited, and warnings are reported to the planner
when necessary. When the plan is complete the planner is able to print maps,
route data and other briefing material and to rehearse the mission using 2-D
and 3-D fly-through.
    This contract was signed in the first quarter of 2007 and was included in
the total contract value of new business signings announced by EDS for that
quarter.

    About EDS

    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    CONTACT:
    Pam Bishop - EDS
    Tel: 250.881.4221
    Email: Pamela.bishop@eds.com





For further information:

For further information: Pam Bishop of Electronic Data Systems
Corporation, (250) 881-4221, Pamela.bishop@eds.com; Web Site:
http://www.eds.com

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