WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force this month will stage its first industry event to discover whether commercial devices, applications, and other capabilities can connect to the Advanced Battle Management System network -- a fundamental aircraft multi-domain command and control system. Defense Systems reports. Continue reading original article
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2 Dec. 2019 -- Dubbed connect-a-thons, the event will focus on data transfers between platforms, starting with the F-35 and F-22 aircraft. New events will be every four months. The goal is to make warfighting and enterprise development more coherent and integrated.
The connect-a-thons will include industry partners, other military services, and combatant commanders testing capabilities that could be put into a potential deployment production line afterwards.
The network interoperability events will also include space capabilities and use Starlink satellites from SpaceX to prove the aircraft can use commercial communications, and then push data down to devices like handheld tablet computers.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics