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Re: USAF Woes
« Reply #500 on: November 20, 2020, 18:32:22 »
USAF will acquire 65 new submachinegun's there no doubt will be a followon order to equip the USAF Security Forces.

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Re: USAF Woes
« Reply #501 on: November 21, 2020, 12:29:42 »
More on ABMS and other acronyms with which to win wars:

F-15EX, KC-46A to lead USAF rollout of ABMS ‘Internet of Things’

The Boeing F-15EX Advanced Eagle combat aircraft and KC-46A Pegasus tanker are the first platforms earmarked by the US Air Force (USAF) for the roll-out of its developmental Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Internet of Things (IoT) capability.

Speaking under the Chatham House Rule on 18 November, an official with knowledge of the service’s plans said that the soon-to-be-introduced F-15EX and the recently received KC-46A will spearhead the USAF’s efforts to connect all the US armed forces through the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept.

“An example that we have [of our JADC2 effort] is our new F-15EX buy that will be replacing our F-15C models. It is going to be one of our first platforms that we will be bringing in some of the ABMS enhanced gateway capabilities on, we think. That, plus the [KC-46A] tanker”, the official said at the virtual Defence iQ International Fighter conference.

According to Janes C4ISR & Mission Systems: Joint & Common Equipment, the ABMS IoT will be designed to allow the USAF to co-ordinate with and direct joint operations with the US Navy (USN), US Marine Corps (USMC), and US Army. The ABMS is a ‘family of systems’ that includes both hardware and software, enabling the USAF to contribute to and link with their older JADC2. The ABMS is a C4ISR maximiser and is designed to improve the military’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) management.

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« Last Edit: November 21, 2020, 13:06:43 by MarkOttawa »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: USAF Woes
« Reply #502 on: November 21, 2020, 12:40:31 »
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I guess I've been using "Chatham House rule" to refer to the wrong concept the entire time  :facepalm:
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Re: USAF Woes
« Reply #503 on: November 21, 2020, 12:54:38 »
Perhaps you were thinking "Cider House Rules".  ;D