A Soldier with 18th Space Company, 1st Space Brigade, operates a miniaturized tactical space system in a small tactical vehicle guarded by a British Army Special Operations Brigade soldier during Project Convergence Capstone 4 experimentation at White Sands Missile Range, Feb. 28, 2024. (U.S. Army photo by Brooke Nevins)

Achieving digital integration across allies: Lessons learned from Project Convergence

The success of Capstone yielded three major takeaways on government-industry partnerships.
Andrew Hunter, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks during the panel discussion “Answering the Warfighters’ Needs” at the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., March 7, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Air Force aims to field new moving target indication capability in 2027

The new capability is currently being funded by the Defense Department's Quick Start authorities, according to an Air Force spokesperson.
Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two CF-18s assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force flies behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air-defense Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, Oct. 27, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

Air Force looks to industry to provide AI ‘toolkit’ for cloud-based C2 capability

The Air Force is interested in various AI and ML technologies, including data collection tools, large language models and more.
A medium range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, as part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 31 Event 1a (FTM-31 E1a), held on March 30, 2023 in cooperation with the U.S. Navy. (MDA photo)

Indo-Pacific Command to test prototype of Joint Fires Network this year

The first version of the JFN will be tested at the Valiant Shield exercise, Adm. John Aquilino said.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 3, 2023) A global advanced reconnaissance craft is deployed in the Pacific Ocean during the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.1. IBP 23.1 is a U.S. Pacific Fleet experiment, executed by U.S. 3rd Fleet, operationalizing multi-domain employment of unmanned systems to create fleet warfighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek Kelley)

CJADC2 needs a hedge to succeed

Using short-range uncrewed systems in each domain, a hedge force for Taiwan would act essentially as a mobile minefield, damaging transport vessels and warships in narrow “kill…
U.S. Sailors, assigned to the Beachmaster Unit 1, and the Amphibious Construction Battalion, load and unload a Landing Craft Unit at Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Feb. 29, 2024. Project Convergence is a campaign of events to build trust in new technologies with Joint and Multinational partners. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gabriella Bruce-Larkin)

Data passed ‘at a magnitude never seen before’ at Army’s Project Convergence

The Army, joint services and multinational partners said they experimented with passing data at a scale never done previously during Project Convergence Capstone 4.
U.S. Airmen assigned with the 726th Air Control Squadron, 366th Operations Group, setup a communication system at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during Project Convergence-Capstone 4. This system allows the USAF to share ground data expeditiously with Air Traffic Control Towers and ground forces across various locations simultaneously. The exercise is just one of many experiments during the month-long PC-C4 event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga)

What’s next for the new CJADC2 minimum viable capability

CDAO leadership recently briefed the media how they plan to advance next-gen command and control in the near-term.