U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army Conduct First "Real World" Test of Advanced Battle Management System

Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, FL, December 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy, and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked syst

Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, FL, December 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy, and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint Service operations across all domains (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia).

January 14, 2020 | Source: www.af.mil, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cara Bousie and Charles Pope, 23 December 2019

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL (AFNS) --In the first field test of a novel approach to warfighting, communicating, and decision-making, the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army used new methods and technology on December 16-18 for collecting, analyzing, and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat to the United States.

A 3-day-long exercise of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) tested technology being developed to enable the military’s developing concept called Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). When fully realized, senior leaders say JADC2 will be the backbone of operations and deterrence, allowing U.S. forces from all Services as well as allies to orchestrate military operations across all domains, such as sea, land, air, space, and cyber operations. The technology under development via ABMS enables this concept by simultaneously receiving, fusing, and acting upon a vast array of data and information from each of these domains – all in an instant. The Air Force expects to receive around $185 million this fiscal year for this effort and intends to bolster these resources over the next 5 years, underscoring both its importance and potential.
 

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