Mission planning (MP) is an essential task across multiple disciplines for the Air Force. The Air Force uses mission planning to provide support to flight and weapons delivery operations. These plans are highly detailed and encompass relevant data from a number of areas in the Air Force, from intelligence on targets, terrain, and weather, to operations information on aircraft configuration and performance capabilities. For civil engineering, mission planning involves the analysis and development of contingency plans as it relates to beddown and aircraft planning at foreign operating bases. Mission planning is also critical for logistics, providing insight for necessary cargo and weapons, fuel requirement calculations, and route assessment based on location and type of enemy threats that may be encountered. Plans are reviewed and briefed by mission planners to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency prior to downloading the mission to on-board aircraft avionics.