The US Air Force (USAF) is ready to take the next step with its Advanced Combat Management System (ABMS), after saying the program has successfully met “ambitious” key criteria.
USAF to push new agenda – which is the service branch’s effort to encompass new technology, operational requirements and combatant integration efforts allowing commanders and combatants to share more information faster – in an operational phase, “bringing the tools and technology of the system one step closer. to be available for use in the “real world”. “
“Almost two years of rigorous development and experimentation has undoubtedly shown the promise of ABMS,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. A press release. “We have demonstrated that our ABMS efforts can collect vast amounts of data in the air, land, sea, space and cybernetic domains, process that information and share it in a way that makes faster and more efficient decisions.”
Brown added that “this ability gives us a clear advantage, and it is time to move ABMS forward so that we can realize and ultimately use the power and capabilities it will provide.”
According to the USAF, ABMS is a major modernization priority for the department and will be the key to a network-centric approach to combat management in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) – the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This vast effort, when fully deployed, will enable US forces from all branches to orchestrate military operations in all areas, including cyber.
“Command and control is as timeless as war – as the character of war changes, so does the art and science of C2,” said Brig. General Jeffery Valenzia. “In a data-dependent and data-saturated world, victory belongs to the side that has decision-making superiority – the ability to understand, understand a complex and adaptive environment and to act smarter, faster and better,” a- he declared.