One of the biggest military technology opportunities of the Biden years isn’t a weapon; it’s a network

Sept. 7, 2021
The goal is to integrate sensors and shooters using high-speed data links, apply artificial intelligence (AI), and quickly select the best responses.

WASHINGTON – Coverage of military technology in the mainstream media typically focuses on weapons, because programs like the F-35 fighter bulk large in the budget process and are relatively easy to understand. Forbes reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 Sept. 2021 -- However, there are other tech initiatives that, while equally important to the future of warfare, seldom attract coverage because they are barely visible in the budget and too arcane for many to grasp.

The most significant effort falling into the latter category is a military network idea called Joint All-Domain Command and Control -- usually compressed among military experts into the acronym JADC2.

JADC2 is as much a concept as a formal program, but each of the military services and various defense offices are pursuing projects that feed into the overall initiative, which uses artificial intelligence (AI).

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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