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Air Force awards $950 million JADC2 contract to 27 companies – MeriTalk

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The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded 27 companies – large and small – places under a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $950 million. in support of the Air Force’s role in the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Battlefield Strategy.

The IDIQ contract will help develop and operate systems in the land, air, maritime, space, electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domains to support the JADC2 strategy.

The contract – awarded through the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center – will allow 27 contractors to compete for work related to the Pentagon’s ambitious effort to connect sensors and shooters in all domains into a single network. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will determine work locations with each contract order and expects work to run through May 28, 2025.

Winners include:

  • ADDX
  • Capella area
  • AT&T
  • Applied Information Sciences
  • Research Associates in Atmospheric and Space Technologies
  • Credit management solutions
  • Advanced technologies
  • EOS Defense Systems United States
  • Exfo America
  • Hermeus
  • Ierus Technologies
  • Cyberspace Solutions
  • label box
  • Nalej
  • sound
  • Praese
  • Real-time innovation
  • Riverside Research Institute
  • Astronautic Saber
  • Shared spectrum
  • AI Shield
  • skylight
  • Sparkcognition government systems
  • Principle 3
  • Tracking systems
  • Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems
  • BrainGu

The JADC2 strategy envisions the creation of a massive “network of networks”, sharing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from sensors in air, land, sea, space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum. , identifying the appropriate units or platforms to deal with threats, and connecting them with the necessary information. To realize this vision, the Pentagon will need to use advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and new methods of communication.

The Pentagon originally appointed 27 JADC2 contractors in May 2020 and has since added other vendors to support the program.