Air Force picks 23 companies to mature enabling technologies for command and control in all military domains

July 6, 2022
JADC2 to develop and demonstrate systems across air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum that enable new warfighting capabilities.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – U.S. Air Force researchers are enlisting the help of 23 U.S. technology companies to mature, demonstrate, and proliferate enabling technologies for military forces eventually to respond to global threats in 15 minutes or less under terms of contracts collectively worth nearly a billion dollars.

Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced the 23 companies on Friday in the potential $950 billion Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) program.

This program seeks to develop and operate systems across air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum military domains in an open-architecture family of systems that integrates several platforms to enable new warfighting capabilities.

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The companies selected who will share the $950 million are:

-- ADDX Corp. in Alexandria, Va.;

-- Capella Space Corp. in San Francisco;

-- AT&T Corp. in Oakton, Va.;

-- Applied Information Sciences Inc. in Reston, Va.;

-- Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates LLC in Louisville, Colo.;

-- Credence Management Solutions LLC in Vienna, Va.;

-- Edge Technologies Inc. in Arlington, Va.;

-- EOS Defense Systems USA Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.;

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-- Exfo America Inc. in Richardson, Texas;

-- Hermeus Corp. in Atlanta;

-- Ierus Technologies Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.;

-- Cyberspace Solutions LLC in Herndon, Va.; Labelbox Inc. in San Francisco;

-- Nalej Corp. in New York;

-- OST Inc. in McLean, Va.;

-- Praeses LLC in Shreveport, La.;

-- Real-time Innovations Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.;

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-- Riverside Research Institute in New York;

-- Saber Astronautics LLC in Boulder, Colo.;

-- Shared Spectrum Co. in Vienna, Va.;

-- Shield AI Inc. in San Diego;

-- Skylight Inc. in Sarasota, Fla.;

-- Sparkcognition Government Systems Inc. in Austin, Texas;

-- Tenet 3 LLC in Dayton, Ohio;

-- Trace Systems Inc. in Vienna, Va.;

-- Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc. in Austin, Texas; and

-- BrainGu in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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These companies will share as much as $950 million over the next three years to mature, demonstrate, and proliferate capability across military systems and domains; as well as capitalizing on open-systems design, modern software, and algorithm development to enable JADC2.

These contracts provide awardees the opportunity to compete for efforts to develop and operate systems as a unified force across military air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum domains in an open-architecture family of systems.

The Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2) -- formerly referred to as Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) -- seeks to develop technologies for multi-domain operations designed for real-time data collection, validation, and analysis; artificial intelligence (AI)-based human-augmented decision making; data security, identity, and trusted access; and real-time communications via decentralized network automation to speed-up military decision support, decision making, and communications.

On these contracts, the companies will do the work at locations to be determined at the contract direct order level, and should be finished by May 2025. For more information contact the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at

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John Keller is the Editor-in-Chief, Military & Aerospace Electronics Magazine--provides extensive coverage and analysis of enabling electronics and optoelectronic technologies in military, space and commercial aviation applications. John has been a member of the Military & Aerospace Electronics staff since 1989 and chief editor since 1995.

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