Military Embedded Systems

JADC2 capabilities to be proliferated under contract with GA-ASI

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October 12, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

GA-ASI photo.

POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has won a $950 million ceiling Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the maturation, demonstration, and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

According to the contracting officials, this contract is part of a multiple award, multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems intended to enable capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue working with the U.S. Air Force on maturing the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) construct, which enables JADC2,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. “We are always looking for innovative, affordable ways to significantly increase U.S. Government capabilities that address new mission challenges to rapidly improve commanders’ decision making.”

The company claims that GA-ASI played a central role in U.S. Air Force’s ABMS On-ramp demonstration that was held early September. The goal of the demonstration was to prove emerging ABMS technologies in support of USNORTHCOM and USSPACECOM homeland defense priorities.