Air Force, Army sign agreement to jointly develop JADC2

By Sara Sirota / October 2, 2020 at 12:52 PM

The Air Force and Army have signed a two-year agreement to collaborate in the development of combined joint all-domain command and control.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville met Sept. 29 at the Pentagon, where they pledged to define mutual standards for data sharing and service interfacing, according to an Air Force statement published today.

The effort will synchronize the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System and the Army's Project Convergence under the leadership of the Air Force's strategy, integration and requirements office and Army Futures Command. This will also impact joint force training, as well as exercises and demonstrations.

"In the CJADC2 concept, each of the military's six branches would connect sensors, shooters and command nodes in a 'mesh network' that would allow commanders more options and the ability to act faster," the notice states. "Each branch, including the newly-formed Space Force, must learn to interface with each other and successfully access data, reconnaissance and intelligence collected from across joint networks."