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Indo-Pacific Command

Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The CAOC is comprised of a joint and coalition team that executes day-to-day combined air and space operations and provides rapid reaction, positive control, coordination, and de-confliction of weapon systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang)

Combatant commands poised to scale targeting capabilities via Palantir’s Maven system

Work under the new contract will initially cover five U.S. combatant commands: Central Command, European Command, Indo-Pacific Command, Northern Command/NORAD, and Transportation Command.
Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Information operations will be ‘foundational’ to future DOD efforts, Cybercom chief says

In addition to conducting information operations, the military must begin preparing for how service members and commanders will themselves be targeted, according to Gen. Timothy Haugh.
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.
PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) over the ship’s public address system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn)

Nominee vows to wield, assess and potentially enhance Indo-Pacom’s information capabilities

Adm. Samuel Paparo pledged to leverage information capabilities to counter malign activity by adversaries, namely, China.
Screenshot of Navy Adm. Samuel J. Paparo Jr. testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his reappointment to the grade of admiral and nomination to commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Feb. 1, 2024. (Screenshot from DVIDS video)

Counter-C5ISRT is top priority for nominee to lead Indo-Pacific Command

Adm. Samuel Paparo highlighted the importance of counter-command, control, computing, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, execute command and control from a combat operations center during exercise Keen Edge 22 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 31, 2022. Keen Edge is a biannual bilateral command post exercise between the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force that achieves mutual security objectives and strengthens U.S.-Japan military interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diana Jimenez)

Keen Edge wargame to serve as ‘proof of concept’ for zero-trust networking among international partners

The U.S., Japan and Australia will conduct a trilateral command post exercise early next year.
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 30, 2021) A 19-gun salute was fired during the change of command ceremony for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) for the arrival of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Rodriguez)

Hackathon at Indo-Pacific Command’s new AI battle lab open to all US citizens

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the Chief Digital and AI Office, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Army Pacific Command and the Air Force are hosting BRAVO 11 Bits2Effects.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over the Northern Territory during Exercise Talisman Sabre 23. Talisman Sabre enables the U.S. and Australia to exercise our combined capabilities to conduct high-end, multi-domain warfare, to build and affirm our military-to-military ties and interoperability, and strengthen our strategic partnerships. (Courtesy Photo by LAC Chris Tsakisiris)

Air Force’s Kessel Run looks to scale multi-domain ops software suite to Pacific

The Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite (KRADOS) is a key component to phasing out legacy air battle management software.
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