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Senior Air Force official voices caution about increasing OSD’s involvement in JADC2

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Pentagon officials and others have warned that the military services aren’t aligned on the concept of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and need more guidance. But having the Office of the Secretary of Defense take on more responsibility for shepherding the initiative wouldn’t necessarily be the right move, according to a senior Air Force official. The Departments of the Air Force, Army and Navy each have separate initiatives that…

Air Force sees 2 business models for integrating robotic wingmen into combat formations

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The Air Force envisions having robotic wingmen that it can “mix and match” with manned aircraft for combat operations. But to enable that interoperability, the service needs to embrace new hardware and software business models that foster “synchrony and harmonization” among different components of the acquisition community, a senior official said. The Air Force plans to create a “family of systems” for its Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, which aims…