The U.S. Air Force has started developing and integrating joint all-domain command and control approaches and Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) technology into the red flag exercises, weapons school and operational test community of the Nellis Air Force Base to gain insight and help with ABMS development.
The service branch said Wednesday Nellis AFB has a battle laboratory where teams from software companies and military use training exercise data to create a network technology that could enable JADC2 through rapid decision-making capability.
ABMS programs from the Shadow Operations Center will then be moved to the Virtual Test and Training Center, another Nellis AFB facility, for simulation activities.
For testing and validation efforts, the technology will be carried by aircraft while on a training mission at the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is part of the Nellis AFB complex.
“The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center has all of the Air Force’s warfighting domain expertise with respect to the weapons school and operational test community. Nellis [AFB] is a one-stop-shop for collecting feedback,” said Lt. Col. Kelii Chock, head of the Warfighter Integration Division within the Department of the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office.
Through ABMS, the service branch aims to launch a joint virtual C2 infrastructure capable of opening communications between equipment to enhance warfighter mobility.
“The idea of JADC2 is to synchronize activities in all of the domains to create effects on the battlespace,” said Chock.