SAIC Awarded US Cloud-Based Battle Management System Contract

The US Department of the Air Force (DAF) has awarded SAIC a $112-million contract to support the service’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) program.

Under the agreement, the Virginia-based company will serve as the program’s cloud-based command and control (CBC2) software integrator for security, development, product management, and operations.

The US Northern Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and the Pacific Air Forces will receive the capability once it is completed.

“CBC2 represents a leap forward in quickly integrating and continuously delivering new battle management software tools,” DAF Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey said.

“The program is using modern agile software methodologies to revolutionize how the DAF approaches battle management in the future.”

“ABMS will continue to partner with defense contractors, commercial companies and cloud service providers to leverage the best technology for cloud computing, data analytics and communications.”

The CBC2 Program

Being developed in partnership with Canada, the CBC2 binational program will replace the legacy Battle Control System-Fixed air battle management system.

The resulting CBC2 software can link 750 radar feeds from warfighters throughout the commands and fuse them into a single user interface.

Through the collective data, machine-generated steps and desired effects are produced for rapid command and control employment.

“Fielding CBC2 will help transform how we share data across the joint force,” USNORTHCOM and NORAD Commander Gen. Glen VanHerck explained.

“This capability will help unlock available data to accelerate information flow from sensor to decision maker and improve our senior leaders’ ability to assess any situation and act before a competitor’s or potential adversary’s next move.”

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