U.S. Air Force Defines Radical Vision For Command And Control
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February 4, 2020 - by Steve Trimble for aviationweek.com
The U.S. Air Force has released the full, sweeping vision for the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), a two-year-old concept that proposes to disrupt modern norms for the service's command-and-control doctrine, military acquisition policy and industrial participation.
The newly released ABMS architecture defines not a traditional program of record but 28 new "product lines" divided into six major components.
The implementation strategy is not focused around traditional acquisition milestones measured in years, but rather development "sprints" fielding morsels of new capabilities every four months.
The rights for much of the technology, including a new radar, communication gateway and software-defined radio, are claimed not by an industrial supplier, but by the Air Force itself...
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