The Department of the Air Force has selected five companies to be part of an industry consortium that will define future requirements and develop the digital infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System.
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) are the ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium participants.
The alliance will establish the design criteria for an open architecture and address data management, secure processing and resilient communications to enable and deliver command-and-control capabilities to the Air Force and Space Force.
DAF said Monday that a newly formed integrating program executive officer for command, control, communications and battle management will have responsibility for ABMS.
Gerry Fasano, president of Leidos Defense Group and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, said the DI Consortium’s establishment is a milestone in advancing the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts.
“The Leidos team looks forward to bringing our decades of systems integration and digital modernization expertise to help drive the DoD’s JADC2 strategy to reality,” Fasano added.
“We are prepared and ready to support our nation’s warfighters and provide them with a secure architecture that accelerates decision making and amplifies mission success,” LaRouche noted.
Vincent DiFronzo, senior vice president of operations at SAIC, told Breaking Defense in an interview the company has an initial “game plan” in place for the role it will play and platforms it will contribute as a member of the consortium.