The INSIDER daily digest -- August 3, 2022

By John Liang / August 3, 2022 at 1:12 PM

This INSIDER Wednesday Daily Digest has news on the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System, plus the service's Compass Call aircraft program, unmanned surface vessels operating during the annual Rim of the Pacific naval exercise and more.

A new Air Force model, the Advanced Battle Management System cross functional team lead, will create a sort of digital twin that will help the service understand how it makes decisions now and how it will make decisions in the future:

Air Force will release model for industry input on decision-making in ABMS

The Air Force is using a Model-Based System Engineering methodology to analyze its decision-making and battle management processes, and it will release a model of those processes to industry partners later this month.

The fiscal year 2023 budget request did not include any procurement funding for the Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft, but it was one of the biggest-ticket items on the Air Force's unfunded priorities list:

Senate appropriators could add four Compass Call aircraft to Air Force fleet

Senate appropriators could give the Air Force funding to procure four aircraft designed for electromagnetic warfare operations, according to a committee mark-up.

The Navy is working to make the unmanned surface vessels participating in this year's Rim of the Pacific exercise to be more reliable:

Navy fleet wants more USV payloads following RIMPAC exercise

As the Navy begins to draw key takeaways from the world's largest naval exercise this summer, the fleet wants more payloads for its unmanned surface vessels.

The Marine Corps is looking into developing a new kind of munition system:

Marine Corps reaches out to industry for new precision fires program

The Marine Corps is exploring the development of an Organic Precision Fires (OPF) Munition System with loitering, beyond-line-of-sight precision engagement capabilities, eying a possible fiscal year 2023 contract.

In case you missed it, we have a cruise missile defense story available to all:

Hicks breaks bureaucratic logjam, taps Air Force to lead homeland cruise missile defense

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has assigned the Air Force responsibility for acquiring a capability to defend the homeland against cruise missiles, setting the stage for a potential multibillion-dollar project and breaking a long-running bureaucratic logjam that in recent years had the Missile Defense Agency lobbying for the role.