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Advanced Battlefield Management System (ABMS)

Master Sgt. Kyle Pearson (left), Headquarters Air Mobility Command expeditionary communications functional area manager, and Tech. Sgt. Kevin Koenig, 621st Contingency Response Support Squadron tactical radio communications section chief, provides communication from a Nomad GCS Tactical Control Vehicle at a simulated austere base during the Advanced Battle Management System exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 1, 2020. The ABMS is an interconnected battle network – the digital architecture or foundation – which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

Air Force to evaluate SD-WAN solutions to support global battle management network

The Air Force published a closed call for white papers under a commercial solutions opening for SD-WAN technology.
From front to back, USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), HMS Bangor (M109), HMS Chiddingfold (M37) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) sail in formation in the Arabian Gulf during exercise Phantom Scope, Oct. 7. During the bilateral exercise between the United States and United Kingdom, unmanned and artificial intelligence systems operated in conjunction with crewed ships and naval command centers ashore in Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremy Boan)

JADC2 will benefit from lack of requirements, officials say

Officials believe that too many requirements will bog down efforts to modernize how the Pentagon will fight and connect systems in the future.
Gabe Camarillo, Undersecretary of the Army, receives an orientation to the Transport Erector Launcher of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon by members of the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and Lockheed Martin during a visit to Huntsville, Alabama on April 1, 2022. (Army photo by William King)

Army undersecretary sees interoperability, not tech transition, as ultimate metric of JADC2 success

Project Convergence is about testing and demonstrating interoperability, not necessarily transitioning programs, the Army's No. 2 said.
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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley, right, and USS Mason participate in a strait transit exercise. Bulkeley and Mason are part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and are conducting work-ups and flight operations in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jared M. King)

JADC2 about much more than interconnected systems, Joint Staff’s No. 2 IT official says

In order for JADC2 to succeed as a new way to fight, it has to be about more than just the systems, incorporating new concepts and training…
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