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.