Global Air Navigation Systems
International airspace architecture is undergoing significant changes and will continue to do so in the next 15 years. This change will have a significant impact on DoD operations if actions are not taken to assure that 15,000 DoD aircraft can operate in this evolving environment. DoD must anticipate and adapt to changes in communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management.
Making the transition to GANS confronts DoD with some major issues, including:
• Global air traffic management (GATM) requirements and timing
• Establishment of an orchestrated investment strategy
• The DoD role in shaping the future global airspace architecture
• Military utility of GATM technologies