Air Force finalizing first ABMS capability release AQ strategy, shaping plans for next release

By Courtney Albon / June 25, 2021 at 1:35 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the anticipated fielding date for the first KC-46 communications pods.) As the Air Force continues to focus its Advanced Battle Management System investment on capability development over experimentation, the service is beginning to craft a plan for the second capability release, which program officials say will aim to improve the command-and-control process for U.S. Northern Command's homeland defense mission. More than half of the service's $204 million fiscal year 2022...

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