Tactical Airspace Integration System
Definition/Scope: (FM 3-52) Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS) is the designated ABCS used by the Army to integrate A2C2. It provides automated A2C2 planning; enhanced A2C2 execution; and improved theater, intracorps, intercorps, and division air traffic service (ATS) support. It is used to synchronize battlespace in the third (altitude) and fourth (time) dimensions. It also has an added civil and government interagency capability. TAIS takes input from multiple sources and combines them into a single picture. Combined with the electronic ground picture, TAIS provides the commander with visualization for both the air and ground battlespace. TAIS provides a direct link to the TAGS through interface with the TBMCS. Replacing the AN/TSC-61B flight coordination central, TAIS provides automated A2C2 planning; enhanced A2C2 execution; and improved theater, intra- or intercorps, and division ATS support. Although TAIS provides support at division levels and above, its products, such as the digital airspace overlay, are accessible from all Army Battle Command Systems, regardless of the echelon. Battalion and brigade-level A2C2 elements can access each TAIS A2C2 product from the Army Battle Command Systems located at their levels.
Broader Terms:Army Battle Command System
Narrower Terms:airspace control order