WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force is ramping-up its efforts to test and field a suite of new hardware and software that will become the military’s command and control backbone. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article
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24 July 2020 -- Since February, the Air Force has released three separate solicitations for technologies that could be funneled inside the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) -- the service’s effort for networking military data to form a complete picture of the battlespace.
Air Force officials awarded the first ABMS contracts in May and July, with 46 companies winning $1000 and a chance to compete for more money down the road. ABMS is the Air Force’s piece of the military’s fledgling Joint All Domain Command and Control concept.
The vision involves networking every shooter and sensor to a cloud computing environment and using artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure that relevant information moves immediately to the platform that needs it. In practice, that could look like compiling data from a Global Hawk drone and a naval destroyer to help cue a fighter jet to lock its missile on a nearby target.
John Keller, chief editor
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