The Air Force has awarded a new group of companies indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity agreements to share technologies that enable joint all-domain command and control -- growing the service’s JADC2 industry team to about 95 vendors.
According to a Defense Department contract notice today, 24 new companies “have collectively been awarded $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts to compete for future efforts associated with the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development.”
Contractors have the opportunity to demonstrate their technologies for combatant commanders during occasional on-ramp experiments with the nascent Advanced Battle Management System shared network throughout the year. The combatant commanders can decide if they want developers to mature, alter or even immediately hand over the products for operational use.
The two most recent events occurred in partnership with U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Space Command, followed by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The Air Force is planning another in the coming months with U.S. European Command.
According to the Pentagon’s notice, the service has awarded new contracts to Altamira Technologies, Amergint Technologies, Carahsoft Technology, Geosite, Lyteworks Automation Systems, MarkLogic, Rebellion Defense, Rhombus Power, Soar Technology, Vidrovr, Advanced Simulation Research, Borsight, Datanchor, Digital Mobilizations, EFW, F9 Teams, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Infinity Labs, Radiant Mission Solutions, Microsoft, Ortman Consulting, Peraton, R2 Space and Sierra Nevada.