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US Air Force studying options for new battle management system

14th June 2019 - 14:08 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


A key study on the US Air Force’s (USAF) future Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) is on track to be finished this fall, according to a service spokeswoman.

The study, or analysis of alternatives (AoA), which began in January, is supposed to help the USAF define the ABMS, which will network and fuse various existing and new airborne and other sensors. 

‘ABMS will connect those sensors using ‘resilient, protected communications and data links,’ the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) wrote in a recently released report accompanying its proposed FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

‘Our aim is to have intelligence …

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