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Air Force Writes Document to Guide ABMS Activities

Advanced Battle

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) has created a document that would guide changes as it continues to test the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which facilitates information sharing between commanders and pilots. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia leads a cross-functional team (CFT) that developed the document. The CFT is tasked to work on ABMS requirements and integration activities.

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Advanced Battle Management System Moves to New Operational Phase; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Charles Brown Jr.

The Department of the Air Force is transitioning the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) into a new operational phase after meeting key standards in the past 18 months. ABMS seeks to help commanders and soldiers expedite sharing of information to achieve decision superiority and serves as the department’s contribution to the Pentagon’s Combined Joint All Domain and Control effort.

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New Horizons 2021 Event Hosts Discussions on Military Digital Transformation; Michael Schmidt Quoted

Michael Schmidt

Executives from the military and the defense industry met virtually on March 17 and 18 to discuss how digital transformation bolsters national security. The New Horizons 2021 event's first week covered presentations and talks on cloud, digital engineering, edge computing, open architecture and agile software, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Air Force’s Jazmin Furtado, Chris Dylewski on Moving Beyond Service-Wide AI Innovation

F-16 Fighter Jet

U.S. Air Force officials Capt. Jazmin Furtado and Capt. Chris Dylewski have said the service branch must position itself to address emerging artificial intelligence threats to avoid lagging behind in the global competitive landscape. Furtado and Dylewski’s comments come after the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed the AlphaDogfight trials which assessed the performance of AI-enabled fighter aircraft.

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Air Force Research Lab’s WeaponONE Demo Highlights Benefits of Digital Twins to Warfighters; Col. Garry Haase Quoted

WeaponONE Demo

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted a demonstration of a program to highlight how digital twin technologies could help deliver weapons capabilities to warfighters in near real time. AFRL’s munitions directorate integrated the Digital Twin Lab to improve the capabilities of Gray Wolf, a weapons system prototype designed to launch in a swarm to target hostile threats. 

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Air Force, Joint Leaders Discuss Command & Control Pursuits at Annual Summit

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The Department of the Air Force gathered leaders from both its service branches to standardize joint all-domain command and control processes at this year's annual C2 Summit. The event ran from Jan. 12 to 13th at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, with the participation of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and joint senior leaders.

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Will Roper Addresses U.S. Air Force Agile Development Into 2021

Dr. Will Roper

Will Roper, the assistant secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the U.S. Air Force should leverage data, IT and agility to remain competitive against adversaries across the digital landscape. Roper noted that federal acquisition heads should bring deep technology expertise that extends to modern software development

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Air Force’s Fifth-Gen Fighter Jets Share Data During gatewayONE Flight Test; Lt. Col. Eric Wright Quoted

USAF gatewayONE test

The U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor fighter jets were able to share operational data in their native digital “languages” across multiple domains and platforms using the gatewayONE payload during a series of tests held Dec. 9 at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the Air Force reported Monday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes 2021 Go-Live for ABMS C2 Platform

Will Roper

Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head and a three-time Wash100 Award recipient, has said the service plans to begin the live operations for the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) by 2021. “This will be something new, and something that’s new like ABMS probably needs a new construct for how we manage and execute,” said Roper.

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Air Force Tests ABMS, Multidomain Battle Mgmt Tools Across Asia-Pacific; Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach Quoted

Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach

The U.S. Air Force has completed the third test for the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), marking the first time the platform underwent evaluation under a combatant command outside the continental U.S. The Pacific Air Forces facilitated the ABMS test in September concurrently with Valiant Shield under the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

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